ascending ascending  /ə ˈsɛn dɪŋ/


  1. (n) the act of changing location in an upward direction
  2. (adj) moving or going or growing upward



  1. At Imo's, Devlin started out as a delivery boy before slowly ascending to assistant manager, making $20,000 a year.
  2. Page, who as a student built an ink-jet printer out of Lego bricks, is snapping pieces together to make a kind of endlessly ascending staircase; Brin is working on a robot.
  3. There he was welcomed by all the great prophets of the past before ascending through the seven heavens.


  1. Minnesota Twins: Glen Perkins avoids another threepeat

    Twins closer Glen Perkins has worked three consecutive games just once since ascending to his current role last July.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

  2. Channing Tatum: New Baby Takes Top Billing

    Channing Tatum has a new baby that’s moved every other priority in his life down a few pegs, even filming his new movie, Jupiter Ascending. His wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, gave birth to baby girl Everly on May 30. Unfortunately for Channing, he wasn’t able to put off work on the new science fiction movie, which... Read more » Channing Tatum: New Baby Takes Top Billing is a post from: The Inquisitr
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. The Top Jobs Young Women Just Don't Want

    While young female professionals have many career goals, ascending to the top of their company is not one of them, new research shows.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News


  1. "Since his arrival, Luis has been played a huge role in the success we've had as a defence," Chargers general manager AJ Smith said. "He's an ascending player who is committed to getting better. We're thrilled that he'll be a Charger for...
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: AJ Smith Source:

  2. "No one can predict how much his new role will color President Monson's demeanor and direction, but ascending to this office has affected others before him," said Philip Barlow, a professor of Mormon history and culture at Utah State University.
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Philip Barlow Source: Washington Post

  3. "We think he's an ascending player," Del Rio told "We think he's stepping into the prime of his pro career. His size allows him to be firm in the pocket. He's not going to be bull-rushed back to the quarterback. He's a big body,...
    on Mar 2, 2007 By: Jack Del Rio Source: USA Today

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