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Meaning of ASCENSION

Pronunciation:  u'senshun, u'senshun

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

ASCENSION is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: ascending, Ascension Day, Ascension of Christ, Ascension of the Lord, ascent, ascent, rise, rise, rising
 
 Antonyms: fall
 
 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

See CHRIST.

 
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