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Ascension Day Explained

Ascension Day at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

a Christian holy day on the Thursday 40 days after Easter, when Christians remember when Christ went up to heaven ( the Ascension)//

Ascension Day at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Ascension Day at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ascension \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.

Ascension Day at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Ascension Day
n : (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into
heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter [syn: {Ascension},
{Ascension of the Lord}]

Ascension Day at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Proper noun

Inter: en-proper noun » head=Ascension Day
  • The fortieth day of Easter, that is the Thursday 39 days after Easter.

    Derived terms

    * Ascension Sunday

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » the fortieth day of Easter
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|基督升天日|tr=Jīdū-shēngtiān-rì|sc=Hani
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Kristi himmelfartsdag
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|Hemelvaartsdag
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Christi Himmelfahrt|f
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|uppstigningardagur|m, Inter: qualifier » rare|archaic Inter: t- » is|hvíti þórsdagur|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|キリストの昇天|f|tr=Kirisuto-no shōten
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|Debesbraukšanas diena
  • Macedonian: Спасовден (Spásovden) {{m}}
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|Lapsi
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Вознесение|n|tr=Voznesénije
  • Swedish: Kristi himmelfärds dag

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Calendar terms -
    Translation: de » Ascension Day
    Translation: et » Ascension Day
    Translation: ka » Ascension Day
    Translation: my » Ascension Day
    Translation: fi » Ascension Day