ascension ascension  /ə ˈsɛn ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
  2. (n) a movement upward
  3. (n) (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection
  4. (n) (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon
  5. (n) the act of changing location in an upward direction

Usage(s):

  1. I first met Hu Jintao during his visit to Washington in 2002, shortly before his ascension to the pinnacle posts in China.
  2. In political terms, however, the ascension has been less smooth.
  3. Since his ascension in the wake of Provenzano's capture, police say Lo Piccolo was also focused on expanding ties with the American mob.

News

  1. Ascension to house juvenile in Assumption Parish - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council is backing an agreement with Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack to send juvenile offenders to a new detention facility opening shortly in Napoleonville.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  2. Ascension to house juvenile in Assumption Parish

    The Ascension Parish Council is backing an agreement with Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack to send juvenile offenders to a new detention facility opening shortly in Napoleonville.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: KPLC Lake Charles

  3. Ascension Industries names new president

    Tonawanda News — Donald Naab has been named president of Ascension Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of process and filtration equipment in North Tonawanda.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Tonawanda News

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