The definition of ascension means the act of going up.
Jesus going up into heaven is an example of an ascension.
- the act of ascending; ascent
- Ascension Day
Origin of ascensionMiddle English ascensioun ; from Old French ascension ; from Classical Latin ascensio, a rising ; from past participle of ascendere, ascend
Bible the bodily ascent of Jesus into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection: Acts 1:9
small island in the S Atlantic: part of the British territory of St. Helena: 34 sq mi (88 sq km)
Origin of Ascensionso named because discovered on Ascension Day (1501)
- The act or process of ascending; ascent.
- Astronomy The rising of a star above the horizon.
- Ascensiona. In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection.b. A feast celebrating this event, observed on Ascension Day.
Origin of ascensionMiddle English ascensioun, from Old French ascention, from Latin ascēnsiō, ascēnsiōn-, from ascēnsus, past participle of ascendere, to ascend; see ascend.