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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


  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

  2. Ascent

    the way or means by which one ascends

  3. Ascent

    an eminence, hill, or high place

  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

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


  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

How to pronounce ascent?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say ascent in sign language?

  1. ascent


  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. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness.

  3. Mitul Kotecha:

    Any weakness in the dollar's ascent will be temporary, with strengthening likely toward the year-end.

  4. Sandeep Shastri:

    The BJP's ascent has left most of these parties extremely jittery, you can expect them to employ similar tactics in the upcoming sessions.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which played a crucial role in the ascent of man, we usually reach the realm of play.

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