Definition for ascending (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of ascend
Examples from the Web for ascending
They were holding too many meetings, he realized, descending into politics instead of ascending to reckon with Flagg.
The officer says the guards kept constant watch for clues among the prisoners for coalescing groups and ascending leaders.
They are, in ascending order of controversy, Penny Pritzker for Commerce, Gina McCarthy for the EPA, and Tom Perez for Labor.
In true, adorably awkward JLaw fashion, she tripped on her own dress while ascending the steps to accept the award.
We in the states like to think how China is ascending, but assume that ascent is still years off.China's Economic Takeover: The World's Next Superpower by 2016|Paul Kix|April 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Ascending the last steep rise to the ridge behind Little Bandai-san, signs of the great disaster grew in number and intensity.Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror|Richard Linthicum
Nothing remained to hinder the balloon from ascending but the hands and weight of those who were holding on to it with ropes.Erewhon|Samuel Butler
Moreover, the passes in ascending the Andes and Cordillera can only be correctly imagined by experienced travellers.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
The palpitation and dyspnœa were greatly augmented by ascending stairs.Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart|John Collins Warren
Ascending the Leeba, we enter on a plain more than eighteen miles in breadth, where the water rises to the travellers ankles.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
British Dictionary definitions for ascending (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for ascending (2 of 2)
Word Origin for ascend
Word Origin and History for ascending
late 14c., from Latin ascendere "to climb up, mount, ascend," figuratively "to rise, reach," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + scandere "to climb" (see scan (v.)). Also in 15c. used with a sense "to mount (a female) for copulation." Related: Ascended; ascending. An Old English word for it was stigan.