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əˈsɛn ʃənAscen·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ascension, Ascension Day, Ascension of the Lordnoun

    (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter

  2. rise, rising, ascent, ascensionnoun

    a movement upward

    "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

  3. Ascension, Ascension of Christnoun

    (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection

  4. ascensionnoun

    (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon

  5. rise, ascent, ascension, ascendingnoun

    the act of changing location in an upward direction


  1. ascensionnoun

    The act of ascending; an ascent

    He made an ascension in the balloon to get a better view.

    Etymology: From ascensio

  2. Ascensionnoun

    entering heaven while still alive

    Etymology: From ascensio

  3. Ascensionnoun

    specifically, the believed entry of Jesus Christ into heaven after his resurrection.

    Etymology: From ascensio

  4. Ascensionnoun

    a holiday celebrating the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter.

    Etymology: From ascensio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascensionnoun

    the act of ascending; a rising; ascent

    Etymology: [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See Ascend.]

  2. Ascensionnoun

    specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day

    Etymology: [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See Ascend.]

  3. Ascensionnoun

    an ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation

    Etymology: [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See Ascend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ascension

    as-sen′shun, n. a rising or going up.—adjs. Ascend′ant, -ent, superior: above the horizon.—n. superiority: (astrol.) the part of the ecliptic rising above the horizon at the time of one's birth; it was supposed to have commanding influence over the person's life, hence the phrase, 'in the ascendant:' superiority or great influence: (rare) an ancestor.—n. Ascend′ency, controlling influence—also Ascend′ancy, Ascend′ance, Ascend′ence (rare).—adj. Ascen′sional, relating to ascension.—n. Ascen′sion-day, the festival held on Holy Thursday, ten days before Whitsunday, to commemorate Christ's ascension to heaven.—adj. Ascen′sive, rising: causing to rise.—n. Ascent′, act of ascending: upward movement, as of a balloon: way of ascending: degree of elevation or advancement: slope or gradient: a flight of steps.—Line of ascent, ancestry.—Right ascension (astron.), the name applied to one of the arcs which determine the position relatively to the equator of a heavenly body on the celestial sphere, the other being the declinator. [L. ascensioascendĕre.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ascension

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ascension

    The act of mounting or rising upwards. (See RIGHT ASCENSION.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ascension in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ascension in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Ascension in a Sentence

  1. Nathan Raab:

    It represents a great moment in American history that led to the ascension of an American president. It is a truly unique artifact.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Most, gleefully delight in your descent. And, are displeased and mock your ascension

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We rarely climb to the highest level of our expectations, because the ascension is limited by wisdom and knowledge.

  4. Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre:

    This started about midnight in Livingston Parish ' where this Matthew Mire shot two people. Then he traveled over to Ascension Parish where he shot two more. One succumbed to her injuries.

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