from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The act of exalting or the condition of being exalted.
- noun A state or feeling of intense, often excessive exhilaration or well-being.
- noun A flight of larks.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of raising high, or the state of being raised high; elevation as to power, office, rank, dignity, or excellence; a state of dignity or loftiness: as, exaltation of rank or character. The word is specifically applied to the induction of a pope into office: as, the exaltation of Leo XIII.
- noun Mental elevation; a state of mind in which a person possesses elevated thoughts and noble aspirations.
- noun In alchemy, the refinement or subtilization of bodies or of their qualities and virtues.
- noun In astrology, an essential dignity, next in importance to that of house; that situation of a planet in the zodiac where it was supposed to have the most influence.
- noun In falconry, a flight of larks.
- noun An abnormal mental condition marked by an overweening sense of self-importance (amounting even to delusions of grandeur), an optimistic contentedness with one's surroundings or condition, and a state almost of rapture or ecstasy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
- noun (Alchem.) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
- noun (Astrol.) That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence.
- noun (Med.) An abnormal sense of personal well-being, power, or importance, -- a symptom observed in various forms of insanity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The act of
exaltingor raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
- noun The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
- noun astrology That placement of a planet in the zodiac in which it is deemed to exert its strongest influence.
- noun rare The
collective nounfor larks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
- noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
- noun the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
- noun the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
James Joyce Orion, £30, Joyce prefers the word "exaltation".
They brayed and snorted high above him, haloed in exaltation of dominance by the cell light glare.
(I now have my arms spread above my head and am looking up in exaltation)
A knowledge of the mechanics of exaltation is required before the explaination of the true nature of New Years Eve Predictions style stuff.
The freedom at once from 'living's cares, that is cares of bread,' the pride of being one's own mistress and own protector, all that lifts me into a certain exaltation, 'regardless of expense.'
Note, (1) The doctrine of justification by works, as it generates self-exaltation, is contrary to the first principles of all true religion (Ro 4: 2; and see on  Ro 3: 21-26, Note 1).
The characteristics of the relation of Christ and His Church are indicated, and we may suppose that the whole process of His exaltation from the declaration of His Sonship, by His resurrection, to the grand catastrophe of the final judgment, with all the collateral blessings to the Church and the world, lay before the vision of the inspired prophet.
And his anointing him with the oil of gladness denotes the joy that was set before him (so his exaltation is expressed, Heb.xii. 2) both in the light of his Father's countenance (Acts ii. 28) and in the success of his undertaking, which he shall see, and be satisfied, Isa. liii.
The ground of His exaltation is "on accoumt of His having suffered death" (Heb 2: 10; Php that he by the grace of God -- (Tit 2: 11; 3: 4).
After describing his ordination as a Roman Catholic priest, empowered by laying on of hands to celebrate mass, he goes on that he vividly recalls the exaltation of the first months during which I had the power to say Mass.
New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.