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English noun: Ascension

1. Ascension (time) (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter


SynonymsAscension Day, Ascension of the Lord


Broader (hypernym)holy day of obligation


Domain categoryChristian religion, Christianity

2. ascension (event) a movement upward


SamplesThey cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon.


Synonymsascent, rise, rising


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Narrower (hyponym)climb, climbing, elevation, heave, heaving, lift, liftoff, mounting, raising, rapid climb, rapid growth, takeoff, upheaval, uplift, uplifting, upthrow, upthrust, zoom


Antonymsfall

3. Ascension (event) (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection


SynonymsAscension of Christ


Instance hypernymmiracle


Domain categoryNew Testament

4. ascension (event) (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology

5. ascension (act) the act of changing location in an upward direction


Synonymsascending, ascent, rise


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)climb, heave, heaving, levitation, mount, soar, zoom









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