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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascend  \As*cend"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ascended};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Ascending}.]  [L.  ascendere  ad  +  scandere  to  climb, 
  mount.  See  {Scan}.] 
  1.  To  move  upward;  to  mount;  to  go  up  to  rise;  --  opposed  to 
  {descend}. 
 
  Higher  yet  that  star  ascends.  --Bowring. 
 
  I  ascend  unto  my  father  and  your  father.  --John  xx 
  17. 
 
  Note:  Formerly  used  with  up 
 
  The  smoke  of  it  ascended  up  to  heaven.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  rise,  in  a  figurative  sense  to  proceed  from  an 
  inferior  to  a  superior  degree,  from  mean  to  noble  objects, 
  from  particulars  to  generals,  from  modern  to  ancient 
  times,  from  one  note  to  another  more  acute,  etc.;  as  our 
  inquiries  ascend  to  the  remotest  antiquity;  to  ascend  to 
  our  first  progenitor. 
 
  Syn:  To  rise;  mount;  climb;  scale;  soar;  tower. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ascending  \As*cend"ing\,  a. 
  Rising;  moving  upward;  as  an  ascending  kite.  -- 
  {As*cend"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  {Ascending  latitude}  (Astron.),  the  increasing  latitude  of  a 
  planet.  --Ferguson. 
 
  {Ascending  line}  (Geneol.),  the  line  of  relationship  traced 
  backward  or  through  one's  ancestors.  One's  father  and 
  mother,  grandfather  and  grandmother,  etc.,  are  in  the  line 
  direct  ascending. 
 
  {Ascending  node}  having  that  node  of  the  moon  or  a  planet 
  wherein  it  passes  the  ecliptic  to  proceed  northward.  It  is 
  also  called  the  {northern  node}.  --Herschel. 
 
  {Ascending  series}.  (Math.) 
  a  A  series  arranged  according  to  the  ascending  powers  of  a 
  quantity. 
  b  A  series  in  which  each  term  is  greater  than  the 
  preceding. 
 
  {Ascending  signs},  signs  east  of  the  meridian. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ascending 
  adj  :  moving  or  going  or  growing  upward;  "the  ascending  plane"; 
  "the  ascending  staircase";  "the  ascending  stems  of 
  chickweed"  [syn:  {ascending(a)}]  [ant:  {descending(a)}] 
  n  :  the  act  of  changing  location  in  an  upward  direction  [syn:  {rise}, 
  {ascent},  {ascension}] 




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