Ascension Definition

ə-sĕnshən
noun
The act or process of ascending; ascent.
American Heritage
The act of ascending; ascent.
Webster's New World
The rising of a star above the horizon.
American Heritage
Ascension Day.
Webster's New World
In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection.
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proper name
Small island in the S Atlantic: part of the British territory of St. Helena: 34 sq mi (88 sq km)
Webster's New World
pronoun

(religion) Entering heaven while still alive.

Wiktionary

(Christianity) Specifically, the believed entry of Jesus Christ into heaven after his resurrection.

Wiktionary

(Christianity) A holiday celebrating the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter.

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Other Word Forms of Ascension

Noun

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ascension
Plural:
ascensions

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Ascension

  • the Ascension

Origin of Ascension

  • Middle English ascensioun from Old French ascention from Latin ascēnsiō ascēnsiōn- from ascēnsus past participle of ascendere to ascend ascend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Old French ascension, from Latin ascēnsiō, ascēnsiōnem (“ascent”).

    From Wiktionary

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