exaltation


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ex·al·ta·tion

 (ĕg′zôl-tā′shən)
n.
1. The act of exalting or the condition of being exalted.
2. A state or feeling of intense, often excessive exhilaration or well-being.
3. A flight of larks.

exaltation

(ˌɛɡzɔːlˈteɪʃən)
n
1. the act of exalting or state of being exalted
2. a feeling of intense well-being or exhilaration; elation; rapture
3. (Zoology) a flock of larks

ex•al•ta•tion

(ˌɛg zɔlˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔl-)

n.
1. the act of exalting.
2. the state of being exalted.
3. elation of mind or feeling, sometimes abnormal or morbid in character; rapture.
4. (in astrology) the sign or part of the zodiac in which the influence of a planet is most positive (opposed to fall).
5. a flight of larks.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
syn: See ecstasy.

Exaltation

 of larks: a flock of larks—Lydgate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.exaltation - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotionexaltation - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
2.exaltation - the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
celestial point - a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere)
zodiac - a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
3.exaltation - a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
flock - a group of birds
4.exaltation - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)exaltation - the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
worship - the activity of worshipping

exaltation

exaltation

noun
1. The act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised:
2. The honoring of a deity, as in worship:
Translations

exaltation

[ˌegzɔːlˈteɪʃən] Nexaltación f, elevación f; (= praise) → ensalzamiento m

exaltation

[ˌɛgzɔːlˈteɪʃən] n
(= intense happiness) → exultation f
(= high praise) → éloge m

exaltation

n (= feeling)Begeisterung f, → Exaltation f (liter)

exaltation

[ˌɛgzɔːlˈteɪʃən] (frm) nesaltazione f
References in classic literature ?
After the feeling of exaltation that had come to the farmer as a result of his successful year, another mood had taken possession of him.
Over her shoulders the newly risen moon poured a flood of silvery light, stretching from her feet across the shining bars of the river to the opposite bank, and on up to the very crest of the Devil's Spur--no longer a huge bulk of crushing shadow, but the steady exaltation of plateau, spur, and terrace clothed with replete and unutterable beauty.
His exaltation had but one alloy -- the memory of his humiliation in this angel's garden -- and that record in sand was fast washing out, under the waves of happiness that were sweeping over it now.
Rebecca's mood had passed from that of excitement into a sort of exaltation, and when the first bell rang through the corridors announcing that in five minutes the class would proceed in a body to the church for the exercises, she stood motionless and speechless at the window with her hand on her heart.
Vibrating perpetually from one violent extreme to another, she had now passed from the passionate despair of five days since to a feverish exaltation of spirits which defied all remorse and confronted all consequences.
Cries in exaltation of the well-known good physician rent the hall.
My construction even of their simple meaning was not very correct, for I read "wife of the Above" as a complimentary reference to my father's exaltation to a better world; and if any one of my deceased relations had been referred to as "Below," I have no doubt I should have formed the worst opinions of that member of the family.
He listened to it in a fever and he now began to understand how Christine Daae was able to appear one evening, before the stupefied audience, with accents of a beauty hitherto unknown, of a superhuman exaltation, while doubtless still under the influence of the mysterious and invisible master.
Avarice and ambition had tuned their souls to that pitch of exaltation.
He fascinated her, and when he drew closer to her after a short silence and took her hand she thrilled as one might thrill beneath the touch of a deity--a thrill of exaltation not unmixed with fear.
Here was a young man on whom, at the highest point of lovely exaltation, there had fallen a blow too sharp to be supported alone; and not many hundred yards away his greatest friend was sitting at supper - ay, and even expecting him.
Only at rare moments of exaltation or despair do we hear the lyrical cry rising above the monotone of dreamlike content.