HyperDic: ascent

English > 3 senses of the word ascent:
NOUNobjectascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradean upward slope or grade (as in a road)
eventascent, rise, rising, ascensiona movement upward
actascent, rise, ascension, ascendingthe act of changing location in an upward direction
ascent > pronunciation
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > ascent: 3 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn upward slope or grade (as in a road).
Synonymsacclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgrade
NarroweruphillThe upward slope of a hill
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositedescent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslopeA downward slope or bend
Spanishascenso, cuesta, subida
Catalanascensió, costa, pujada
Verbsascendslope upwards
English > ascent: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA movement upward.
Synonymsrise, rising, ascension
Narrowerclimb, climbing, mountingAn event that involves rising to a higher point / point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
elevation, lift, raisingThe event of something being raised upward
heave, heavingAn upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
liftoffThe initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
rapid climb, rapid growth, zoomA rapid rise
takeoffThe initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne
upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrust(geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
upliftingThe rise of something
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
OppositefallA movement downward
Spanishascensión, ascenso, subida
Catalanascens, pujada
Verbsascendtravel up, "We ascended the mountain"
English > ascent: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of changing location in an upward direction.
Synonymsrise, ascension, ascending
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
Verbsascendtravel up, "We ascended the mountain"

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