American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of elevating.
- n. The condition of being elevated.
- n. An elevated place or position.
- n. The height to which something is elevated above a point of reference such as the ground.
- n. Loftiness of thought or feeling.
- n. A scale drawing of the side, front, or rear of a structure.
- n. The height of a thing above a reference level; altitude.
- n. The ability to achieve height in a jump, as in ballet.
- n. The degree of height reached when such a jump is executed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of elevating or raising from a lower level, place, or position to a higher.
- n. The state of being raised or elevated; exaltation; specifically, exaltation of feeling or spirits.
- n. Hence A state of slight inebriation; tipsiness.
- n. That which is raised or elevated; an elevated place; a rising ground; a height.
- n. Altitude. In astronomy, the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.
- n. In architecture, a geometrical representation of a building or part of a building or other structure in vertical projection—that is, of its upright parts.
- n. Eccles., the act of raising the eucharistic elements after consecration and before communion, in sign of oblation to God, or in order to show them to the people. With reference to the latter purpose especially, this act is also known as the ostension. The act of elevation before God and that of ostension to the people are, however, in many liturgies not coincident.
- n. In the Rom. Cath. liturgy, a musical composition, vocal or instrumental, performed in connection with the elevation of the host.
- n. Synonyms Lifting, lifting up, uplifting, improvement.
- n. Eminence, loftiness, superiority, refinement.
- n. In old music, a grace or embellishment consisting of a short upward run connecting two notes separated by a skip.
- n. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.
- n. The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
- n. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
- n. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.
- n. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
- n. 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.
- n. 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.
- n. The raising of the host - representing Christ's body - in a mass or Holy Communion service.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.
- n. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.
- n. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; ; a hill.
- n. (Astron.) The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude.
- n. (Dialing) The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
- n. (Gunnery) 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 o� sight; -- distinguished from
- n. (Drawing) 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
- n. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
- n. the event of something being raised upward
- n. drawing of an exterior of a structure
- n. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
- n. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
- n. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
- n. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
- n. a raised or elevated geological formation
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