What does ascent mean?

Definitions for ascent
əˈsɛntas·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade(noun)

    an upward slope or grade (as in a road)

    "the car couldn't make it up the rise"

  2. rise, rising, ascent, ascension(noun)

    a movement upward

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

  3. rise, ascent, ascension, ascending(noun)

    the act of changing location in an upward direction

Wiktionary

  1. ascent(Noun)

    The act of ascending. A motion upwards.

    He made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc.

  2. ascent(Noun)

    The way or means by which one ascends.

    There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux.

  3. ascent(Noun)

    An eminence, hill, or high place.

  4. ascent(Noun)

    The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade.

    The road has an ascent of 5 degrees.

  5. ascent(Noun)

    The ascender height in a typeface.

  6. ascent(Noun)

    An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ascent

    the act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward; as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from the earth

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  2. Ascent

    the way or means by which one ascends

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  3. Ascent

    an eminence, hill, or high place

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

  4. Ascent

    the degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade; as, a road has an ascent of five degrees

    Etymology: [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente, fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend, Descent.]

Freebase

  1. Ascent

    Ascent is a novel published in 2007, written by Jed Mercurio. It follows the career of Yevgeni Yeremin, an orphan of Stalingrad, from his days as a MiG-15 pilot in the Korean War, where he becomes a leading ace. However, at the end of the war he crashes in a plane bearing USSR insignia. Although rescued by North Korean troops he is felt to have risked revealing that Soviet aircrew participated in the conflict and on cessation of hostilities he is exiled in disgrace to a polar base. He has been befriended by one of his groundcrew, who follows him north, and he eventually marries her. He becomes a trainee cosmonaut, with little hope of a mission; he eventually volunteers for a risky mission to attempt a lunar landing ahead of Apollo 11, in an untested lunar craft. He knows that if he fails, his death will lead to little comment, and be denied by the USSR. He succeeds in achieving a landing, on the dark side of the Moon, but the lander rocket has malfunctioned, leaving him no hope of return. The novel ends with his descending from the doomed craft to walk on the lunar surface, as the lights in the stranded craft gradually go out. The novel was serialised in 10 episodes in the BBC's Book at Bedtime in August 2007.

Anagrams for ascent »

  1. stance

  2. secant

  3. enacts

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ascent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ascent in a Sentence

  1. Ed Hine:

    Is it a two billion dollar catastrophe or a ten billion dollar catastrophe, a lot of times that’s not known very quickly, this is a technology that can help to make that process go a lot faster and also help to respond to their main customers quickly too and get them their money, said Peter Fuchs, co-founder of drone manufacturer Ascent Aerosystems. While helpful in certain aspects, drones can’t assist in traditional helicopter efforts. Drone operators are cautious not to interfere with normal search and rescue operations, but experts say integration is key to being successful, which means that everyone on the ground has to be on the same page. It’s not just about capturing a lot of data, it’s about capturing the critical data and getting it to the right people at the right time.

  2. Joseph Anderson:

    More people are talking about a bucket list than ever before — the people who just want to do it once so they can say that they did it. But we still have an increase in people who want to learn the basics so they can be intermediate climbers, i don’t know if it’s because of Will Gadd’s ascent — it’s too early to tell — but that will shake out in the next year or two. But it’s been a big increase since last year, and all of a sudden it’s gotten really busy.

  3. Tony Hofmann:

    Our goal this year was to raise funds to help 15 veterans and first responders to go through the Warriors Ascent program, the program teaches them mindfulness, proper nutrition, meditation, and really helps them train those with post-traumatic stress to overcome it.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    ' Endgame' has literally sprinted to heights that were once unthinkable, the only thing that could slow its ascent is the onslaught of notable summer blockbusters hitting theaters in coming weeks starting with' Pokémon : Detective Pikachu' next weekend.

  5. Nikos Kazantzakis:

    What, then is our duty It is to carefully distinguish the historic moment in which we live and to consciously assign our small energies to a specific battlefield. The more we are in phase with the current which leads the way, the more we aid man in his difficult, uncertain, danger-fraught ascent toward salvation.

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