- rising; ascending
- in control; dominant; superior
- [oftenA-]Astrol. designating or of the ascendant (noun); rising
- Bot. ascending (sense )
Origin of ascendantOld French from Classical Latin ascendens, present participle of ascendere, ascend
- a dominating position; ascendancy
- an ancestor
- [oftenA-]Astrol. the sign of the zodiac just above the eastern horizon at any given moment, specif. at the time of one's birth
in the ascendant
- Inclining or moving upward; ascending or rising.
- Dominant in position or influence; superior.
- The position or state of being dominant or in control: a conservative policy currently in the ascendant.
- In astrology, the point of the ecliptic or the sign of the zodiac that rises in the east at the time of a person's birth or other event.
- An ancestor.
(comparative more ascendant, superlative most ascendant)
- Rising, moving upward.
- Surpassing or controlling.
- Being in control; superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency.
- One man has the ascendant over another.
- An ancestor (antonym of descendant)
- Ascent; height; elevation.
- (astrology) The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.
From Middle French ascendant, from Latin ascendens.