Origin of ascension
- a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km).
Examples from the Web for ascension
Meanwhile, Thaksin has a plan for the day the King dies, counting on the ascension of the Crown Prince to the throne.The Real Crisis in Thailand is the Coming Royal Succession
February 22, 2014
He has to navigate all of those in order to continue on his ascension, whether successfully or not.Beau Willimon on Most Shocking Twists in ‘House of Cards’ Season 2
February 15, 2014
The one silver lining of this Rand Paul ascension is that he would put these kooks out of business.Because It'll Be Different This Time
March 19, 2013
And the apotheosis is complete, an ascension into an empty cloud.James Wood Gets Personal
December 21, 2012
Her supporters concocted any number of reasons to promote her ascension to the top floor of Foggy Bottom.Susan Rice Didn’t Deserve State Post, Let Alone Her U.N. Role
December 14, 2012
Just what this angle of ascension may be is difficult to determine.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It was Ascension Day, and the commons were a dream of beauty.A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume II
Mrs. Humphry Ward
She found him looking at Jacob's dream on the one side, the Ascension on the other.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
To-morrow is Ascension Day and they will be needed in the church.
One noon, before Ascension Day, Stephan came home to his dinner.
- the act of ascending
- astronomy the rising of a star above the horizon
- New Testament the passing of Jesus Christ from earth into heaven (Acts 1:9)
- an island in the S Atlantic, northwest of St Helena: uninhabited until claimed by Britain in 1815. Pop: 884 (2010 est). Area: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for ascension
c.1300, "ascent of Christ into Heaven on the 40th day after the Resurrection," from Latin ascensionem (nominative ascensio) "a rising," noun of action from past participle stem of ascendere "to mount, ascend, go up" (see ascend). Astronomical sense is recorded late 14c.; meaning "action of ascending" is from 1590s. Related: Ascensional.