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ERECTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does erection mean? 

ERECTION (noun)
  The noun ERECTION has 3 senses:

1. an erect penis
2. a structure that has been erected
3. the act of building or putting up

  Familiarity information: ERECTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERECTION (noun)


Sense 1erection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An erect penis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

erection; hard-on

Hypernyms ("erection" is a kind of...):

sexual arousal (the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior)


Sense 2erection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A structure that has been erected

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("erection" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)


Sense 3erection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of building or putting up

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

erecting; erection

Hypernyms ("erection" is a kind of...):

building; construction (the act of constructing something)


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