Definition of ascent
Examples of ascent in a sentence
They followed a steep ascent to the top of the hill.
<our plane broke through some heavy low clouds during its ascent and leveled off once we were above them>
Origin of ascent
irregular from ascend
First Known Use: circa 1596
Rhymes with ascent
absent, accent, Advent, anent, assent, augment, besprent, cement, comment, consent, content, convent, descent, detent, dissent, docent, event, extent, ferment, foment, fragment, frequent, hell-bent, indent, intent, invent, lament, loment, low-rent, mordent, outspent, percent, pigment, portent, present, prevent, pup tent, quitrent, rack-rent, relent, repent, resent, segment, Shymkent, Tashkent, torment, well-meant, wisent
ASCENT Defined for Kids
Definition of ascent for Students
1 : the act of rising or climbing upward <The hikers began their ascent of the mountain.>
2 : the act of rising to a higher or more powerful position
3 : an upward slope or path
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