Ascension (n.)

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

    [ Syn: ascension , ascension day , ascension of the lord ]

  2. a movement upward; they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon

    [ Syn: rise , rising , ascent ]

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

    [ Syn: ascension , ascension of christ ]

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

  5. the act of changing location in an upward direction

    [ Syn: rise , ascent , ascending ]

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