Ascension meaning

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(religion) Entering heaven while still alive.
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The definition of ascension means the act of going up.

Jesus going up into heaven is an example of an ascension.

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The rising of a star above the horizon.
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(Christianity) Specifically, the believed entry of Jesus Christ into heaven after his resurrection.
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The act or process of ascending; ascent.
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(Christianity) A holiday celebrating the Ascension of Jesus, 40 days after Easter.
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The act of ascending; ascent.
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Ascension Day.
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Small island in the S Atlantic: part of the British territory of St. Helena: 34 sq mi (88 sq km)
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The act of ascending; an ascent.

He made an ascension in the balloon to get a better view.

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the Ascension
  • The bodily ascent of Jesus into heaven on the fortieth day after the Resurrection: Acts 1:9.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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