Associations to the word «Elevation»


ELEVATION, noun. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.
ELEVATION, noun. The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
ELEVATION, noun. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station.
ELEVATION, noun. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude.
ELEVATION, noun. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
ELEVATION, noun. The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line of sight; distinguished from direction.
ELEVATION, noun. (architecture) A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; called by the ancients the orthography.
ELEVATION, noun. (Christianity) The raising of the host—representing Christ’s body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.

Dictionary definition

ELEVATION, noun. The event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity".
ELEVATION, noun. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession".
ELEVATION, noun. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).
ELEVATION, noun. A raised or elevated geological formation.
ELEVATION, noun. Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations".
ELEVATION, noun. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation".
ELEVATION, noun. Drawing of an exterior of a structure.
ELEVATION, noun. The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal".

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