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Definition of "ascension" []

  • The act or process of ascending; ascent. (noun)
  • Astronomy The rising of a star above the horizon. (noun)
  • In Christianity, the bodily rising of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection. (noun)
  • A feast celebrating this event, observed on Ascension Day. (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.

Use "ascension" in a sentence
  • "The state of your family will suggest level of (dis) favor and tell whether ascension is a realistic possibility; there are many levels of disfavor and the clues they offer to the unaware can be very subtle."
  • "And he taught them that after Jesus had manifested himself to his disciples to be “that Christ that was crucified, dead and buried; ” and by his appearing and conversing with his disciples for the space of forty days after his resurrection, he then, and not will the, ascended into heaven in the sight of those disciples; namely, on that day which we call the ascension, or Holy Thursday."
  • "As they resembled Him in their three and a half years 'witnessing, their three and a half days lying in death (though not for exactly the same time, nor put in a tomb as He was), so also in their ascension is the translation and transfiguration of the sealed of Israel (Re 7: 1-8), and the elect of all nations, caught up out of the reach of the"