Ascent

  • 1Ascent — 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… …

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  • 2ascent — index headway Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 ascent …

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  • 3ascent — [n1] upward movement ascendance, ascending, ascension, clambering, climb, climbing, lift, mounting, rise, rising, scaling, spring, take off; concept 166 Ant. decline, descent, lowering ascent [n2] upward slope acclivity, grade, gradient, incline …

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  • 4ascent — [ə sent′] n. [< ASCEND, modeled on DESCENT] 1. the act of ascending, rising, or climbing 2. an advancement, as in rank, fame, etc. 3. a) a way leading up; upward slope; acclivity b) the amount of such slope …

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  • 5ascent — (n.) c.1610, action of ascending, from ASCEND (Cf. ascend) on model of descend/descent; climbing sense is from 1753 …

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  • 6ascent — *ascension …

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  • 7ascent — ► NOUN 1) an instance of ascending. 2) a climb up a mountain. 3) an upward slope …

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  • 8ascent — [[t]əse̱nt[/t]] ascents 1) N COUNT: oft N of n An ascent is an upward journey, especially when you are walking or climbing. In 1955 he led the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the world s third highest mountain. Ant: descent 2) N COUNT An ascent is …

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  • 9ascent — noun 1 act of climbing/moving up ADJECTIVE ▪ gradual, slow VERB + ASCENT ▪ make ▪ The climbers made their ascent of the mountain without oxygen. ▪ begin …

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  • 10ascent — n. 1) to make an ascent (to make the ascent of a mountain) 2) a gradual; steep ascent * * * [ə sent] steep ascent a gradual to make an ascent (to make the ascent of a mountain) …

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  • 11Ascent — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Motion upwards. < N PARAG:Ascent >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 ascent ascent ascension Sgm: N 1 rising rising &c. 309 Sgm: N 1 acclivity acclivity hill &c. 217 Sgm: N 1 flight of steps fligh …

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  • 12ascent */ — UK [əˈsent] / US noun Word forms ascent : singular ascent plural ascents 1) [countable] a climb upwards, especially up a hill or mountain the first ascent of Mt Everest 2) [countable] a slope, or the path that someone uses to climb a slope the… …

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  • 13ascent — /euh sent /, n. 1. an act of ascending; upward movement; a rising movement: the ascent of a balloon. 2. movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement: His ascent to the governorship came after a long… …

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  • 14ascent — as|cent [əˈsent] n 1.) [C usually singular] the act of climbing something or moving upwards ≠ ↑descent ▪ the first ascent of Everest 2.) [C usually singular] a path or way up to the top of something, for example a mountain ≠ ↑descent ▪ a rugged… …

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  • 15ascent — as|cent [ ə sent ] noun * 1. ) count a climb upward, especially up a hill or mountain: the first ascent of Mt. Everest 2. ) count a slope, or the path that someone uses to climb a slope: the southeast ascent of the mountain 3. ) count or uncount… …

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  • 16ascent — noun 1 (countable usually singular) a path or way up to the top of something, for example a mountain: a rugged and abrupt ascent 2 (countable usually singular) the act of climbing something or moving upwards: We rested in the valley before… …

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  • 17ascent — noun a) The act of ascending. A motion upwards. He made a tedious ascent of Mont Blanc. b) The way or means by which one ascends. There is a difficult northern ascent from Malaucene of Mont Ventoux …

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  • 18ascent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Motion upward Nouns 1. ascent, ascension, mounting, rising, climb, rise, escalade; leap; upswing, upsurge, upturn; acclivity, hill; elevation. See obliquity. 2. (means of ascent) flight of steps or… …

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  • 19ascent — noun 1) the ascent of the Matterhorn Syn: climbing, scaling, conquest 2) the ascent grew steeper Syn: slope, incline, gradient • Ant: descent, drop …

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  • 20ascent — [əˈsent] noun 1) [C/U] the process of climbing or of going upwards Ant: descent the plane s ascent to 35, 000 feet[/ex] 2) [C] a path that goes up a hill 3) [C/U] the process of becoming more important or famous …

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