- an erecting or being erected
- something erected; structure, building, etc.
- Physiol. a being or becoming rigid and erect by filling with blood; specif., such a condition of the penis or clitoris
The erection of a skyscraper.
- A tall skyscraper is an example of an erection.
- The rigid state of a man's penis when he is sexually excited is an example of an erection.
Erection is defined as an upright structure or building, or to the putting up of a building, or to a penis that has become hard and enlarged due to sexual arousal.
- The act of erecting.
- Something erected; a construction.
- 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.
(countable and uncountable, plural erections)
- (uncountable) The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction.
- (countable) Anything erected or built.
- The Empire State Building was once the world's tallest erection.
- (uncountable, physiology) The physiological process by which erectile tissue, such as a penis or clitoris, becomes erect by being engorged with blood.
- (uncountable, physiology, of a penis or clitoris) The state or quality of being erect from engorgement with blood.
- (countable) A penis or clitoris that is erect.
- He placed his newspaper on his lap to hide his erection.
OriginSee also: érection
From Latin erectio, noun of action from perfect passive participle erectus, from verb erigere, from prefix e- (“out of”) + regere, + action suffix -io.
- In 1754, however, their heirs brought about the erection here of Fort Western, the main building of which is still standing at the east end of the bridge, opposite the city hall.
- "Bigger than this, bitch?" the American nerd demanded, shoving her against a building and riding his erection against her backside.
- His erection pressed hard against her backside, and tears slid down her face.
- The northern portion of it consists of a lofty ridge with two summits, the westernmost of which is occupied by the modern town (985 ft.), while the easternmost, which is slightly higher, bears the name of Rock of Athena, owing to its identification in modern days with the acropolis of Acragas as described by Polybius, who places upon it the temple of Zeus Atabyrius (the erection of which was attributed to the half mythical Phalaris) and that of Athena.'
- In 1867 he became privatdozent in Berlin University, and in the following year was chosen professor of physics at the Zurich Polytechnic: then, after a year or two at Wurzburg, he was called in 1872 to Strassburg, where he took a great part in the organization of the new university, and was largely concerned in the erection of the Physical Institute.