Meaning of ASCENT in English


[as.cent] n [irreg. fr. ascend] (ca. 1596) 1 a: the act of rising or mounting upward: climb b: an upward slope or rising grade: acclivity c: the degree of elevation: inclination, gradient

2: an advance in social status or reputation: progress

3: a going back in time or upward in order of genealogical succession

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.