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Meaning of ERECTION

Pronunciation:  i'rekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of building or putting up
  2. [n]  a structure that has been erected
  3. [n]  an erect penis
 

ERECTION is a 8 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: erecting, hard-on
 
 See Also: building, construction, construction, sexual arousal, structure

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*rec"tion\, n. [L. erectio: cf. F. ['e]rection.]
1. The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of
   constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting
   together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding
   or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the
   act of rousing to excitement or courage.

2. The state of being erected, lifted up, built, established,
   or founded; exaltation of feelings or purposes.

         Her peerless height my mind to high erection draws
         up.                                   --Sidney

3. State of being stretched to stiffness; tension.

4. Anything erected; a building of any kind.

5. (Physiol.) The state of a part which, from having been
   soft, has become hard and swollen by the accumulation of
   blood in the erectile tissue.



 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you have an erection, symbolizes your creative power and energy. You want to take action.
 
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