Meaning of ASCENT in English

ASCENT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

solo flight/voyage/ascent

Ridgeway’s solo voyage across the Atlantic

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

steep

It's a steep ascent but the compensation is a swift gaining of the ridge.

From here to the top was a steep ascent of some five hundred yards, covered with large rocks and fallen timber.

Follow the path west passing over a high stile and making a steep ascent to the summit of Y Garn.

At the foot of the last steep ascent ..

Not until I began to feel the horses straining up the steep ascent to our house did I open my eyes.

■ VERB

begin

But instead, he heard them begin the ascent of the stairs.

Three days after that, I learned that I could begin the ascent with my eyes open.

Pat drives up to it and begins a vertical ascent .

make

James made his last ascent in September 1816.

Misery and misfortune are not misery and misfortune alone but the rungs of a ladder up which man makes his ascent .

She made the ascent of Nevis a pleasure, but now I was grown up and Wendyless.

Many people come to make the ascent , some to climb its tremendous cliffs, others merely to look at it.

A night at Fort William gave me a long awaited opportunity of making the ascent .

In the next five years he made about forty ascents as a professional balloonist.

I finned madly for the surface, and was told off very severely for making an ascent like a pricked balloon.

Tony Mitchell made a rapid second ascent to keep his reputation as the man who has done everything.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He wrote a best-selling book about the first ascent of Everest.

The final ascent of Kilimanjaro began at 5:00 a.m.

The men began their final ascent at six o'clock the next day.

Yeltsin's ascent to the presidency of Russia

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I leant against a rock and watched Will choose his line of ascent .

It's a steep ascent but the compensation is a swift gaining of the ridge.

Some of the four million annual visitors seem to find the mere ascent insufficiently fulfilling.

The ascent had taken 4 hours!

Unfortunately this fell out on the third ascent .

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