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Meaning of ASCENT

Pronunciation:  u'sent

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of changing location in an upward direction
  2. [n]  a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
  3. [n]  an upward slope or grade (as in a road); "the car couldn't make the grade"

ASCENT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acclivity, ascending, ascension, ascension, climb, raise, rise, rise, rise, rising, upgrade
 Antonyms: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall, fall
 See Also: change of location, climb, climb, climbing, elevation, heave, heave, heaving, heaving, incline, levitation, lift, liftoff, motion, mount, mounting, move, movement, raising, rapid climb, rapid growth, side, slope, soar, takeoff, travel, upheaval, uphill, uplift, uplifting, upthrow, upthrust, zoom, zoom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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