HyperDic: ascending

English > 2 senses of the word ascending:
ADJECTIVEallascendingmoving or going or growing upward
NOUNactascending, rise, ascent, ascensionthe act of changing location in an upward direction
ascending > pronunciation
Soundsahseh'ndihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > ascending: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningMoving or going or growing upward.
Examples
  • "the ascending plane"
  • "the ascending staircase"
  • "the ascending stems of chickweed"
Narroweracclivitous, rising, uphillsloping upward
ascendant, ascendent, ascensivetending or directed upward
assurgentGrowing or extending upward
assurgentRising from the sea
highflyingMoving upward or along at a considerable height
scandentUsed especially of plants
up, upwardExtending or moving toward a higher place
See alsoupBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value
Oppositedescendingcoming down or downward
Spanishascendente, ascendiente
Catalanascendent
English > ascending: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of changing location in an upward direction.
Synonymsrise, ascent, ascension
Narrowerclimb, mountThe act of climbing something
heave, heavingThe act of lifting something with great effort
levitationThe act of raising (a body) from the ground by presumably spiritualistic means
soar, zoomThe act of rising upward into the air
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishalza, ascensión, ascenso, subida
Catalanascensió, ascens, pujada

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