erection


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e·rec·tion

 (ĭ-rĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act of erecting.
2. Something erected; a construction.
3.
a. The firm, enlarged condition of a usually flaccid body part when the tissue within it becomes filled with blood, especially of the penis or clitoris.
b. The process of filling with blood.

erection

(ɪˈrɛkʃən)
n
1. the act of erecting or the state of being erected
2. something that has been erected; a building or construction
3. (Physiology) physiol the enlarged state or condition of erectile tissues or organs, esp the penis, when filled with blood
4. (Physiology) an erect penis

e•rec•tion

(ɪˈrɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of erecting.
2. the state of being erected.
3. something erected.
4.
a. a distended and rigid state of an organ or part containing erectile tissue, esp. the penis.
b. an instance of this or a part or tissue in this state.
[1495–1505; < Late Latin]

e·rec·tion

(ĭ-rĕk′shən)
The hardening or enlargement of certain tissues of the body, especially the penis, when filled with blood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erection - an erect penis
sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
2.erection - a structure that has been erected
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
3.erection - the act of building or putting uperection - the act of building or putting up  
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

erection

noun
1. hard-on, erect penis As he disrobed, his erection became obvious.
2. building, setting-up, manufacture, construction, assembly, creation, establishment, elevation, fabrication the erection of temporary fencing to protect hedges under repair
3. structure, building, construction, pile, edifice The house itself is merely an erection of wooden blocks and ladders.
Quotations
"Erection: Used only in referring to monuments" [Gustave Flaubert The Dictionary of Received Ideas]
Translations
تَشْييد، إقامَه، إنْتِصاب
erekceztopoření
erektionrejsning
erektioseisokki
felállítás
bygging, stinning
erekcija
erecţie
dikilmedikmekalkmayapma

erection

[ɪˈrekʃən] N
1. (= act) → erección f, construcción f; (= assembly) → montaje m
2. (= building) → construcción f
3. (Anat) [of penis] → erección f

erection

[ɪˈrɛkʃən] n
[man] → érection f
to have an erection → avoir une érection
[building, barricade] → construction f
[machinery] → installation f

erection

n
(= act of erecting, of wall, building) → (Er)bauen nt; (of statue, memorial, altar)Errichten nt; (of machinery, traffic signs, collapsible furniture)Aufstellen nt; (of scaffolding)Aufstellen nt, → Aufbauen nt; (of tent)Aufschlagen nt; (of mast, flagpole)Aufrichten nt; (fig, of barrier) → Errichten nt, → Aufbauen nt; (of system)Aufstellen nt
(= building)Gebäude nt, → Bau m
(Physiol) → Erektion f

erection

[ɪˈrɛkʃn] n
a. (act, gen) → erezione f; (of building) → costruzione f; (of machinery) → montaggio
b. (Anat) → erezione f

erect

(iˈrekt) adjective
upright. He held his head erect.
verb
1. to set up; to put up or to build. They erected a statue in his memory; They plan to erect an office block there.
2. to set upright (a mast etc).
eˈrection (-ʃən) noun
eˈrectly adverb
eˈrectness noun

e·rec·tion

n. erección, estado de rigidez, endurecimiento o dilatación de un tejido eréctil cuando se llena de sangre, tal como el pene.

erection

n erección f
References in classic literature ?
It led to nothing; nothing but a view at the end over a low stone wall with high pillars, which seemed intended, in their erection, to give the appearance of an approach to the house, which never had been there.
Several wealthy and benevolent individuals in the county subscribed largely for the erection of a more convenient building in a better situation; new regulations were made; improvements in diet and clothing introduced; the funds of the school were intrusted to the management of a committee.
I could not help thinking, as we approached the gate, what an uproar would have been made in the country, if any deluded man had proposed to spend one half the money it had cost, on the erection of an industrial school for the young, or a house of refuge for the deserving old.
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
Jansenius selected a highly ornamental one, and proposed to defray half the cost of its erection.
But I shall not anticipate the reader with further descriptions of this kind, because I reserve them for a greater work, which is now almost ready for the press; containing a general description of this empire, from its first erection, through along series of princes; with a particular account of their wars and politics, laws, learning, and religion; their plants and animals; their peculiar manners and customs, with other matters very curious and useful; my chief design at present being only to relate such events and transactions as happened to the public or to myself during a residence of about nine months in that empire.
And, just as in pulling down an old house, we usually reserve the ruins to contribute towards the erection, so, in destroying such of my opinions as I judged to be Ill-founded, I made a variety of observations and acquired an amount of experience of which I availed myself in the establishment of more certain.
And when we proceed still one step further, and look forward to the probable augmentation of the Senate, by the erection of new States, we shall not only perceive ample ground of confidence in the sufficiency of the members to whose agency that power will be intrusted, but we shall probably be led to conclude that a body more numerous than the Senate would be likely to become, would be very little fit for the proper discharge of the trust.
To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislatures of the States in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.
Whether the edifice now standing on the same site be the identical one to which she referred, I am not antiquarian enough to know; nor would it be worth while to correct myself, perhaps, of an agreeable error, by reading the date of its erection on the tablet over the door.
All of these larger pi-pis--like that of the Hoolah Hoolah ground in the Typee valley--bore incontestible marks of great age; and I am disposed to believe that their erection may be ascribed to the same race of men who were the builders of the still more ancient remains I have just described.
In less than two years from its erection, he had the pleasure of standing on the elevated platform, and of looking down on three humble imitators of its beauty.