Definition of Ascent

1. Noun. An upward slope or grade (as in a road). "The car couldn't make it up the rise"

Exact synonyms: Acclivity, Climb, Raise, Rise, Upgrade
Generic synonyms: Incline, Side, Slope
Specialized synonyms: Uphill
Derivative terms: Acclivitous, Ascend, Climb, Climb, Raise
Antonyms: Descent

2. Noun. A movement upward. "They cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"

3. Noun. The act of changing location in an upward direction.
Exact synonyms: Ascending, Ascension, Rise
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Levitation, Heave, Heaving, Climb, Mount, Soar, Zoom
Derivative terms: Ascend, Ascensional, Ascend, Rise, Rise, Rise

Definition of Ascent

1. Noun. The act of ascending. A motion upwards. ¹

2. Noun. The way or means by which one ascends. ¹

3. Noun. An eminence, hill, or high place. ¹

4. Noun. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade. ¹

5. Noun. (typography) The ascender height in a typeface. ¹

6. Noun. An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy ¹

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Definition of Ascent

1. the act of ascending [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascent

ascending part of aorta
ascending part of duodenum
ascending pharyngeal artery
ascending pharyngeal plexus
ascending posterior branch
ascending process
ascending pyelonephritis
ascending tick paralysis
ascent (current term)

Literary usage of Ascent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Great Britain: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1906)
"The ascent may be made either from the Sty Head Pass (p. ... Unlike that oí Skiddaw, the ascent offers some genuine climbing; and though the ordinary routes ..."

2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTechnology (1992)
"On completion of the specified stop time, the divers ascend to the next stop or to the surface at the designated ascent rate. ascent time is not counted as ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"Many of his,ascents were made alone, as when he went up from Boston in June 1846, and again in July when he made a night ascent from Vauxhall. ..."

4. Sinai and Palestine: In Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1877)
"ascent of Serial. VIII. Approach to Jebel Musa, the traditional Sinai.—IX. ... ascent of the Jebel ed-Deir. XII. Route from Sinai to the Gulf of 'Akaba. ..."

5. Sinai and Palestine: In Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1875)
"ascent of the Jebel ed-Deir. XII. Route from Sinai to the Gulf of 'Akaba. ... ascent of Mount Hor.— XVII. Petra. KADESH. XVIII. Approach to Palestine.—XIX. ..."

6. Switzerland, and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1873)
"(guide desirable, ascent very steep, and no regular path). About 20 min. below the summit, on the depression between the Mann- lichen and ..."

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