About The Word Ascension

Bay Area Crosswords

Learn about the word Ascension to help solve your crossword puzzle. Discover Ascension definitions and meaning, origins, synonyms, related terms and more at the free Crossword Dictionary.

Ascension

Ascension Meaning & Definition
Ascension Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Ascension?

[n] the act of changing location in an upward direction
[n] (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
[n] (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his resurrection
[n] a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
[n] (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter

Synonyms | Synonyms for Ascension: ascending | Ascension Day | Ascension of Christ | Ascension of the Lord | ascent | ascent | rise | rise | rising

Related Terms | Find terms related to Ascension: anabasis | apotheosis | ascent | assumption | clamber | climb | climbing | elevation | escalade | fountain | gathering | gush | gyring up | increase | jet | jump | leap | levitation | mount | mounting | resurrection | rise | rising | rocketing up | saltation | shooting up | soaring | spout | spring | spurt | surge | takeoff | taking off | the Ascension | the Assumption | translation | upclimb | upcoming | updraft | upgang | upgo | upgoing | upgrade | upgrowth | uphill | upleap | uplift | upping | uprisal | uprise | uprising | uprush | upshoot | upslope | upsurge | upsurgence | upsweep | upswing | vault | zooming

See Also | change of location | climb | climb | climbing | elevation | heave | heave | heaving | heaving | holy day of obligation | levitation | lift | liftoff | miracle | motion | mount | mounting | move | movement | raising | rapid climb | rapid growth | soar | takeoff | travel | upheaval | uplift | uplifting | upthrow | upthrust | zoom | zoom

Ascension In Webster's Dictionary

\As*cen"sion\, n. [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See {Ascend}.] 1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent. 2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. (--Acts i. 9.) Also, Ascension Day. 3. An ascending or arising, as in distillation; also that which arises, as from distillation. Vaporous ascensions from the stomach. --Sir T. Browne. {Ascension Day}, the Thursday but one before Whitsuntide, the day on which commemorated our Savior's ascension into heaven after his resurrection; -- called also {Holy Thursday}. {Right ascension} (Astron.), that degree of the equinoctial, counted from the beginning of Aries, which rises with a star, or other celestial body, in a right sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the meridian with the star; -- expressed either in degrees or in time. {Oblique ascension} (Astron.), an arc of the equator, intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator which rises together with a star, in an oblique sphere; or the arc of the equator intercepted between the first point of Aries and that point of the equator that comes to the horizon with a star. It is little used in modern astronomy.

More Crossword Puzzle Words

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Cross Word Of The Day

  • Trilobate ‐ of a leaf shape; divided into…
  • Promenade ‐ a leisurely walk (usually in some public place) [n] a march of…
  • Physiotherapeutic ‐ of or relating to or used in…
  • Genus viscum ‐ type genus of the Viscaceae: Old World evergreen shrubs parasitic…
  • Aquarius ‐ the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from…
  • Trancelike ‐ as if…
  • Devoid of(p) ‐ completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young…
  • With humor ‐ in a humorous manner; "Dickens had humorously suggested a special…
  • Chessman ‐ any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game…
  • Red clay ‐ clay whose redness results from…