Definitions for: Ascent


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



Webster (1913) Definition: As*cent" [Formed like descent, as if from a F. ascente,
fr. a verb ascendre, fr. L. ascendere. See Ascend,
Descent.]
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.

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

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