the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday.
He was buried in the new temple church at London vpon the Ascension Day.
Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (8 of 12) Raphael Holinshed
(Christianity) the 40th day after Easter, when the Ascension of Christ into heaven is celebrated
the act of ; . the Ascension, the bodily ascending of Christ from earth to heaven. (initial capital letter) . a British island in the S Atlantic Ocean: constituent part of St. Helena. 34 sq. mi. (88 sq. km). Contemporary Examples At least half of an apocryphal story known as the ascension of Isaiah can […]
noun (mountaineering) a person who has completed a mountain ascent, esp a notable one Historical Examples Then he would hastily take down his ascensionist outfit and, swearing at himself, put it on. Tartarin On The Alps Alphonse Daudet
noun the ten days from Ascension Day to the day before Whit Sunday
; rising. Historical Examples Does it heat so fast as to keep up the ascensive force without intermission, at twenty-five, or twenty, or ten miles the hour? The Philosophy of the Weather Thomas Belden Butler The simple trial proved a complete success, due, as it appeared to them, to the ascensive power of a cloud […]
an act of ; upward movement; a rising movement: the ascent of a balloon. movement upward from a lower to a higher state, degree, grade, or status; advancement: His ascent to the governorship came after a long political career. the act of climbing or traveling up: Three climbers attempted the ascent of Mount Rainier. the […]