Meaning of ASCENT in English

ASCENT

transcription, транскрипция: [ əsent ]

( ascents)

1.

An ascent is an upward journey, especially when you are walking or climbing.

In 1955 he led the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain.

≠ descent

N-COUNT : oft N of n

2.

An ascent is an upward slope or path, especially when you are walking or climbing.

It was a tough course over a gradual ascent before the big climb of Bluebell Hill.

≠ descent

N-COUNT

3.

An ascent is an upward, vertical movement.

Burke pushed the button and the elevator began its slow ascent.

≠ descent

N-COUNT : usu sing , oft poss N

4.

The ascent of a person to a more important or successful position is the process of reaching this position. ( WRITTEN )

= rise

N-SING : usu with supp

5.

In some religions, when someone goes to heaven, you can refer to their ascent to heaven.

N-SING : N prep

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