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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


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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