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Ascent Explained

ascent at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


ascent at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 [C usually singular] the act of climbing something or moving upwards: → descent// --the first ascent of Everest//
2 [C usually singular] a path or way up to the top of something, for example a mountain: → descent// --a rugged and steep ascent//
3 [U] the process of becoming more important, powerful, or successful than before: rise// → fall// ascent to// --the President's ascent to power//

ascent at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "ascent":
Brownian movement, Great Leap Forward, abruptness, access,
accession, acclivity, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation,
addition, advance, advancement, aggrandizement, airiness,
amelioration, amendment, amplification, angular motion, apotheosis,
appreciation, ascending, ascension, assumption, augmentation,
axial motion, backflowing, backing, backward motion, ballooning,
beatification, bettering, betterment, bloating, boom, boost,
broadening, bubbliness, buildup, buoyancy, canonization, career,
climb, climbing, course, crescendo, current, daintiness,
deification, delicacy, descending, descent, development, downiness,
downward motion, drift, driftage, ebbing, edema, elevation,
enhancement, enlargement, enrichment, enshrinement, erection,
escalation, ethereality, eugenics, euthenics, exaltation,
expansion, extension, flight, floatability, flood, flow,
fluffiness, flux, foaminess, forward motion, frothiness,
furtherance, gain, gentleness, gossameriness, greatening, growth,
gush, headway, height, hike, improvement, increase, increment,
inflation, jump, lack of weight, leap, levitation, levity, lift,
lifting, lightness, melioration, mend, mending, mounting,
multiplication, oblique motion, ongoing, onrush, passage, pickup,
plunging, precipitousness, preferment, productiveness, progress,
progression, proliferation, promotion, radial motion, raise,
raising, random motion, rearing, recovery, reflowing, refluence,
reflux, regression, restoration, retrogression, revival, rise,
rising, rising ground, run, rush, set, sideward motion, sinking,
snowballing, soaring, softness, spread, steepness, sternway,
stream, subsiding, surge, sursum corda, swelling, tenderness,
traject, trajet, trend, tumescence, unheaviness, up, upbeat,
upbuoying, upcast, upclimb, upgo, upgrade, upheaval, uphill,
uplift, uplifting, upping, uprearing, uprise, uprising, upsurge,
upswing, upthrow, upthrust, uptrend, upturn, upward mobility,
upward motion, verticalness, vise, volatility, waxing,
weightlessness, widening, yeastiness

Ascent at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ascent \As*cent"\ [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente,
fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See {Ascend},
1. The act of rising; motion upward; rise; a mounting upward;
as, he made a tedious ascent; the ascent of vapors from
the earth.

To him with swift ascent he up returned. --Milton.

2. The way or means by which one ascends.

3. An eminence, hill, or high place. --Addison.

4. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it
makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade;
as, a road has an ascent of five degrees.

ascent at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't
make it up the rise" [syn: {acclivity}, {rise}, {raise},
{climb}, {upgrade}] [ant: {descent}]
2: a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air
balloon" [syn: {rise}, {rising}, {ascension}] [ant: {fall}]
3: the act of changing location in an upward direction [syn: {rise},
{ascension}, {ascending}]

ascent at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: audio » en-us-ascent.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: homophones » assent


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • The act of ascending. A motion upwards.
    1. : He made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc.
    2. The way or means by which one ascends.
    3. : There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux.
    4. An eminence, hill, or high place.
    5. The degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line; inclination; rising grade.
    6. : The road has an ascent of 5 degrees.
    7. Inter: typograph » y The ascender height in a typeface.
    8. An increase, for example in popularity or hierarchy
    9. 22 March 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Hunger Games[,71293/]
    10. : That such a safe adaptation could come of The Hunger Games speaks more to the trilogy’s commercial ascent than the book’s actual content, which is audacious and savvy in its dark calculations.

    Inter: Webster 191 » 3


    Inter: trans-top » act of ascending; motion upwards
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|صعود|m|tr=ṣuʿūd, Inter: t- » ar|تسلق|m|tr=tasálluq|sc=Arab
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|издигане, Inter: t+ » bg|изкачване
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|上升|tr=shàngshēng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stijging|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nousu
  • German: Anstieg {{m}}, Aufstieg {{m}}; Besteigung {{f}} Inter: qualifier » of a mountain
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|صعود
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|восхождение|n|tr=vosxoždénije|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|подъём|m|tr=pod”jóm|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|lên

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » way or means by which one ascends
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nousu, Inter: t- » fi|nousureitti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Aufstieg|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » eminence, hill, or high place
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|стръмнина

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|korkea Inter: t+ » fi|paikka

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » degree of elevation of an object, or the angle it makes with a horizontal line
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|стръмност, Inter: t+ » bg|стръмнина
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|stijging|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|nousu, Inter: t- » fi|nousukulma
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Steigung|f, Inter: t+ » de|Anstieg|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


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    Translation: ar » ascent
    Translation: cs » ascent
    Translation: et » ascent
    Translation: eo » ascent
    Translation: fr » ascent
    Translation: ko » ascent
    Translation: io » ascent
    Translation: it » ascent
    Translation: kn » ascent
    Translation: hu » ascent
    Translation: mg » ascent
    Translation: my » ascent
    Translation: pl » ascent
    Translation: ru » ascent
    Translation: fi » ascent
    Translation: sv » ascent
    Translation: ta » ascent
    Translation: te » ascent
    Translation: vi » ascent
    Translation: zh » ascent