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as·cen·sion

 (ə-sĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of ascending; ascent.
2. Astronomy The rising of a star above the horizon.
3. Ascension
a. In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection.
b. A feast celebrating this event, observed on Ascension Day.

[Middle English ascensioun, from Old French ascention, from Latin ascēnsiō, ascēnsiōn-, from ascēnsus, past participle of ascendere, to ascend; see ascend.]

as·cen′sion·al adj.

ascension

(əˈsɛnʃən)
n
1. the act of ascending
2. (Astronomy) astronomy the rising of a star above the horizon
asˈcensional adj

Ascension

(əˈsɛnʃən)
n
(Bible) New Testament the passing of Jesus Christ from earth into heaven (Acts 1:9)

Ascension

(əˈsɛnʃən)
n
(Placename) an island in the S Atlantic, northwest of St Helena: uninhabited until claimed by Britain in 1815. Pop: 884 (2010 est). Area: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)

as•cen•sion

(əˈsɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of ascending; ascent.
2. the Ascension, the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven.
3. (cap.) Ascension Day.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ascēnsiō=ascend(ere) to climb up (see ascend) + -tiō -tion]
as•cen′sion•al, adj.

As•cen•sion

(əˈsɛn ʃən)

n.
a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 1130; 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).

Ascension

Celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, forty days after Easter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ascension - (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heavenAscension - (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
2.ascension - a movement upwardascension - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
climbing, mounting, climb - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, raising, lift - the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
heave, heaving - an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling); "the heaving of waves on a rough sea"
liftoff - the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoom - a rapid rise
takeoff - the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
uplift, upthrow, upthrust, upheaval - (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
uplifting - the rise of something; "the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky"
3.ascension - (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his ResurrectionAscension - (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
4.ascension - (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
astronomy, uranology - the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
change of location, travel - a movement through space that changes the location of something
5.ascension - the act of changing location in an upward directionascension - the act of changing location in an upward direction
movement, move, motion - the act of changing location from one place to another; "police controlled the motion of the crowd"; "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"; "his move put him directly in my path"
levitation - the act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
heave, heaving - the act of lifting something with great effort
mount, climb - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"
soar, zoom - the act of rising upward into the air

ascension

noun
1. rise, rising, mounting, climb, ascending, ascent, moving upwards the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ
2. succession, taking over, assumption, inheritance, elevation, entering upon fifteen years after his ascension to the throne

ascension

noun
1. The act of rising or moving upward:
2. The act of moving upward on or along:
Translations
صُعود
Nanebevstoupení
himmelfart
nouseminennousutaivaaseenastuminen
mennybemenetelfelemelkedésfelszállás
Kristaus žengimas į dangųŠeštinės
debesbraukšana
sviatok Nanebovstúpenia Pána
Hz İsa'nın göğe çıkışıMiraç

ascension

[əˈsenʃən]
A. Nascensión f
B. CPD Ascension Day Ndía m de la Ascensión
Ascension Island NIsla f Ascensión

Ascension

[əˈsɛnʃən]
n
the Ascension → l'Ascension f
modif
Ascension Day → le jeudi de l'Ascension

Ascension

n the Ascension(Christi) Himmelfahrt f

ascension

[əˈsɛnʃn] n (Rel) the Ascensionl'Ascensione f

Ascension

(əˈsenʃən) noun
Christ's ascent to heaven.
Ascension Day noun
(also Holy Thursday) the day commemorating Christ's Ascension, ten days before Whitsunday.
References in classic literature ?
On Ascension Day we left Baylur, having procured some camels and asses to carry our baggage.
Twenty-five years ago, a multitude of people in America put on their ascension robes, took a tearful leave of their friends, and made ready to fly up into heaven at the first blast of the trumpet.
Below some small masses of guano at Ascension, and on the Abrolhos Islets, I found certain stalactitic branching bodies, formed apparently in the same manner as the thin white coating on these rocks.
Why, if a week should pass without some one telling me that I am doing easy work for big pay I would conclude that I might as well order my ascension robe `immediately and to onct.
When the Tuesday before the Ascension of our Lord came, he began to suffer still more in his health.
So it is that I can see her and hear her now on a hundred separate occasions beneath the awning beneath the stars on deck below at noon or night but plainest of all in the evening of the day we signalled the Island of Ascension, at the close of that last concert on the quarter-deck.
The lava clinker, over which we must drag ourselves, though smooth compared with some clinker I have heard of, such as that on the Island of Ascension, for instance, was yet rough enough to make our feet very sore, and this, together with our other miseries, had pretty well finished us.
There were portraits of men with large, melancholy eyes which seemed to say you knew not what; there were long monks in the Franciscan habit or in the Dominican, with distraught faces, making gestures whose sense escaped you; there was an Assumption of the Virgin; there was a Crucifixion in which the painter by some magic of feeling had been able to suggest that the flesh of Christ's dead body was not human flesh only but divine; and there was an Ascension in which the Saviour seemed to surge up towards the empyrean and yet to stand upon the air as steadily as though it were solid ground: the uplifted arms of the Apostles, the sweep of their draperies, their ecstatic gestures, gave an impression of exultation and of holy joy.
The same Providence which has willed that the concluding step in the geometrical calculation I have had the honor of describing to your royal highness should be your ascension to the throne, and the destruction of him who is hurtful to you, has also determined that the conquered one shall soon end both his own and your sufferings.
From the chimneys of the farmhouses thin ascensions of blue smoke signaled preparations for a day's peaceful toil.
So, having nothing else to do, I joined a circus again, and made my balloon ascensions until the earthquake caught me.
Our' preparations; 'our' discoveries; 'our' ascensions.