- ascaris lumbricoides,
- ascending artery
Origin of ascendant
Examples from the Web for ascendant
The ascendant media that looked down on him has been pretty much destroyed.
“Tex-Mex for decades was ascendant,” Arellano told the The Weekly Alibi in 2012.
Stressed as it may be, the Coalition of the Ascendant is not disappearing.
Just last year, it seemed as if Hamas—with the Brotherhood dominating Egyptian electoral politics—might be ascendant.
Specifically, Palin is aiming to channel the ascendant libertarian elements of the Grand Old Party.Nostalgia Act: The Great Sarah Palin Revival Tour of 2013|Nick Gillespie|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Montfort star was still in the ascendant, and even the hereditary dominions of Joan of Penthièvre were assailed.The History of England|T.F. Tout
Whether or not this explanation be true, there was no doubt about my luck being in the ascendant.X Y Z|Anna Katharine Green
He carefully watched for a favourable star in the ascendant. 'Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
But the day brought us better fortune; our lucky star was once more in the ascendant.The 'Ayesha' being the adventures of the landing squad of the 'Emden'|Hellmuth von Mcke
Fomalhaut and Rigel, in either the ascendant or mid-heaven, give fame after death.The Influence of the Stars|Rosa Baughan
- a point on the ecliptic that rises on the eastern horizon at a particular moment and changes as the earth rotates on its axis
- the sign of the zodiac containing this point
late 14c., ascendent, astrological use is earliest, from Middle French ascendant (noun and adjective) and directly from Latin ascendentem (nominative ascendans), present participle of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Sense "moving upward, rising" is recorded from 1590s. In the ascendant "ruling, dominant" (not, as is often thought, "rising") is from 1670s.