Definitions for Ascensionəˈsɛn ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of ascending; ascent.
the Ascension, the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven.
Ref: Ascension Day.
Origin of ascension:
1300–50; ME (< AF) < L ascēnsiō=ascend(ere) to climb up (see ascend ) +-tiō -tion
a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 1130; 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lord(noun)
(Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
rise, rising, ascent, ascension(noun)
a movement upward
"they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
Ascension, Ascension of Christ(noun)
(New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
(astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
rise, ascent, ascension, ascending(noun)
the act of changing location in an upward direction
The act of ascending; an ascent
He made an ascension in the balloon to get a better view.
entering heaven while still alive
specifically, the believed entry of Jesus Christ into heaven after his resurrection.
a holiday celebrating the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter.
Origin: From ascensio
the act of ascending; a rising; ascent
specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day
an ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a bare volcanic island in the Atlantic, rising to nearly 3000 ft., belonging to Britain, 500 m. NW. of St. Helena, and 900 m. from the coast of Africa; a coaling and victualling station for the navy.
Ascension of Jesus
The Ascension of Jesus is the Christian teaching found in the New Testament that the resurrected Jesus was taken up to Heaven in his resurrected body, in the presence of eleven of his apostles, occurring 40 days after the resurrection. In the biblical narrative, an angel tells the watching disciples that Jesus' second coming will take place in the same manner as his ascension. The canonical gospels include two brief descriptions of the ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 and Mark 16:19. A more detailed account of Jesus' bodily Ascension into the clouds is then given in the Acts of the Apostles. The ascension of Jesus is professed in the Nicene Creed and in the Apostles' Creed. The ascension implies Jesus' humanity being taken into Heaven. The Feast of the Ascension, celebrated on the 40th day of Easter, is one of the chief feasts of the Christian year. The feast dates back at least to the later 4th century, as is widely attested. The ascension is one of the five major milestones in the gospel narrative of the life of Jesus, the others being baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and resurrection.
Translations for Ascension
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
Christ's ascent to heaven.
- صُعود (المَسيح)Arabic
- ascensãoPortuguese (BR)
- עֲלִייַת ישׁוּHebrew
- Kenaikan Isa Al-MasihIndonesian
- Kristausžengimas į dangųLithuanian
- Christ's naik ke langitMalay
- Kristi himmelfartNorwegian
- عروج، لوړیدنهPashto
- sviatok Nanebovstúpenia PánaSlovak
- Kristi HimmelsfärdSwedish
- Miraç, Hz İsa'nın göğe çıkışıTurkish
- 耶穌升天Chinese (Trad.)
- رفع مسیحUrdu
- sự thăng thiênVietnamese
- 耶稣升天Chinese (Simp.)
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