HyperDic: elevation

English > 8 senses of the word elevation:
NOUNeventelevation, lift, raisingthe event of something being raised upward
stateelevation, acme, height, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, topthe highest level or degree attainable
relationelevation, EL, altitude, ALTangular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
objectelevation, natural elevationa raised or elevated geological formation
attributeelevationdistance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
attributeelevation(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
artifactelevationdrawing of an exterior of a structure
actelevation, aggrandizement, aggrandisementthe act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
elevation > pronunciation
Soundseh.lahvey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningThe event of something being raised upward.
Example"an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"
Synonymslift, raising
Broaderrise, rising, ascent, ascensionA movement upward
Spanishelevación
Catalanelevació
Verbselevateraise from a lower to a higher position
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development.
Synonymsacme, height, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top
Broaderdegree, level, stage, pointA specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
Spanishapogeo, auge, cima, cúspide, pico, súmmum, superlativo, tiptop
Catalanapogeu, caramull, cim, súmmum, tiptop
Verbselevateraise in rank or condition
elevategive a promotion to or assign to a higher position
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 3, relation
Meaningangular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
SynonymsEL, altitude, ALT
Broaderangular positionrelation by which any position with respect to any other position is established
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA raised or elevated geological formation.
Synonymnatural elevation
Partsslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Narrowerhighland, uplandElevated (e.g., mountainous) land
hillA local and well-defined elevation of the land
mountain, mountA land mass that projects well above its surroundings
promontory, headland, head, forelandA natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
ridgeA long narrow natural elevation or striation
swellA rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
Broadergeological formation, formation(geology) the geological features of the earth
Oppositenatural depression, depressionA sunken or depressed geological formation
Spanishelevación
Catalanelevació
Verbselevateraise from a lower to a higher position
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningdistance of something above a reference point (such as sea level).
Example"there was snow at the higher elevations"
Narroweraltitude, heightelevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
grade, ground levelThe height of the ground on which something stands
isometryequality of elevation above sea level
water levelThe level of the surface of a body of water
BroaderdistanceThe property created by the space between two objects or points
Spanishaltura
Catalanalçada
Verbselevateraise from a lower to a higher position
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 6, attribute
Meaning(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump.
Example"a dancer of exceptional elevation"
Categoryballet, concert danceA theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
BroaderleapThe distance leaped (or to be leaped)
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningDrawing of an exterior of a structure.
Broaderplan, architectural planscale drawing of a structure
Spanishelevación
English > elevation: 8 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something.
Example "his elevation to cardinal"
Synonymsaggrandizement, aggrandisement
Narrowerself-aggrandizement, self-aggrandisement, ego tripAn act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
Broaderincrease, step-upThe act of increasing / increasing something
Spanishascenso, engrandecimiento
Catalanascens, elevació
Verbselevateraise in rank or condition
elevategive a promotion to or assign to a higher position

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