Definition of "elevation" []

  • The act or an instance of elevating. (noun)
  • The condition of being elevated. (noun)
  • An elevated place or position. (noun)
  • The height to which something is elevated above a point of reference such as the ground. (noun)
  • Loftiness of thought or feeling. (noun)
  • The act of elevating or the state of being elevated (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The height of something above a given or implied place, esp above sea level (noun)
  • A raised area; height (noun)
  • Nobleness or grandeur; loftiness (noun)
  • A drawing to scale of the external face of a building or structure (noun)
  • The external face of a building or structure (noun)
  • A ballet dancer's ability to leap high (noun)
  • The lifting up of the Host at Mass for adoration (noun)
  • The angle formed between the muzzle of a gun and the horizontal (noun)
  • The angular distance between the plane through a point of observation and an object above it (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "elevation" in a sentence
  • "I've been hooked on a gps since the first time I got one, I love knowing where I am and what direction I'm going and what the elevation is and all that stuff."
  • "It's a title elevation for Muglia, whose responsibilities remain the same."
  • "University of Virginia moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt, who coined the term elevation, writes,"