erection (countable and uncountable, plural erections)
- (uncountable) The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction.
Erection of a large tent
- (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 **** or clitoris, becomes erect by being engorged with blood.
- 1997, Alan Hyde, Bodies of Law, Princeton University Press (1997), ISBN 9781400822317, page 175:
- I think that the case also demonstrates some singular aspects of the **** as a narrator of tales, specifically the way in which the erection of a **** falls outside a man's conscious control and therefore threatens a carefully constructed master legal narrative in which bodily self-control graphically represents the self-government contemplated by a democratic legal society.
- 2006, Lori Marso, Feminist Thinkers and the Demands of Femininity: The Lives and Work of Intellectual Women, Routledge (2006), ISBN 0415979269, unnumbered pages (quoting Simone Beauvoir):
- There are men who say they cannot bear to show themselves naked before women unless in a state of erection; and indeed through erection the flesh becomes activity, potency, […]
- 2007, Edward J. Behrend-Martinez, Unfit for Marriage: Impotent Spouses on Trial in the Basque Region of Spain, 1650-1750, University of Nevada Press (2007), ISBN 9780874176995, page 14:
- A marriage was only consummated via erection, penetration, and insemination intra vas.
- (uncountable, physiology, of a **** or clitoris) The state or quality of being erect from engorgement with blood.
- 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Part 2
- […] but our experienc'd matron very soon, by chafing it with her hands, brought it to swell to that size and erection I had before seen it up to.
- 2008, Robert Crooks & Karla Baur, Our Sexuality, Thomson Wadsworth (2008), ISBN 9780495095545, page 163:
- Older men typically require longer periods of time to achieve erection and reach orgasm.
- 2011, Alan L. Rubin, Diabetes for Dummies, Wiley Publishing, Inc. (2008), ISBN 9780470270868, page 104:
- A very rare complication is priapism, where the **** maintains its erection for many hours.
- (countable) A **** or clitoris that is erect.
- He placed his newspaper on his lap to hide his erection.
- 2002, Marguerite Crump, No B.O.!: The Head-to-Toe Book of Hygiene for Preteens, Free Spirit Publishing (2005), ISBN 9781575427003, page 85:
- The surge of hormones during puberty means you might have lots of erections, even when you don't want them—like during school.
- 2006, Abha Dawesar, That Summer in Paris, Anchor Books (2007), ISBN 9780307275455, page 259:
- Prem was sure everyone could see his erection through his pants, everyone but Maya, who he had been careful to keep to his side all the time
- 2007, Ken Follett, World Without End, Dutton (2007), ISBN 9780525950073, page 244:
- He kissed her again, this time with a long, moist kiss that gave him an erection.
- (act of building): building, construction.
- (anything erected or built): building, construction.
- (state of a **** being erect): see also Wikisaurus:erection.
- (an erect ****): see also Wikisaurus:erect ****.
something erected or built
physiology: process by which a **** becomes erect
rigid state of **** or clitoris
- Korean: 발기 (ko) (balgi) (勃起 (ko))
- Latin: arrogans m, f, n
- Lithuanian: erekcija f
- Macedonian: ерекција f (erékcija), дигање n (díganje)
- Malay: ereksi
- Maltese: erezzjoni f
- Manx: çhionney m
- Maori: ure tora
- Nepali: ठाडो (ṭhāḍo)
- Norwegian: reisning m
- Bokmål: ereksjon m, stå (no)
- Nynorsk: ereksjon m, stå (nn)
- Persian: شق کردن (shagh kardan), نعوظ (fa) (noʻuz)
- Polish: wzwód (pl) m, erekcja (pl) f
- Portuguese: ereção (pt) f
- Romanian: erecție (ro) f
- Russian: эре́кция (ru) f (erékcija), стоя́к (ru) m (stoják) (slang)
- Sanskrit: प्रहर्ष (sa) m (praharṣa)
- Serbo-Croatian: erèkcija (sh) f, ерѐкција f
- Slovak: stoporenie n, erekcia f
- Slovene: erékcija (sl) f
- Spanish: erección (es) f
- Swedish: stånd (sv), erektion (sv)
- Tamil: விறைப்பு (ta) (viṟaippu)
- Telugu: స్తంభన (te) (staṃbhana)
- Thai: การแข็งตัวขององคชาต (gaan-kăeng-dtua kŏng ong-ká-châat)
- Turkish: ereksiyon, sertleşme (tr), dikleşme (tr)
- Ukrainian: ерекція f (erékcija)
- Vietnamese: cương cứng