(mountaineering) a person who has completed a mountain ascent, esp a notable one
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 […]
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Contemporary Examples “But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth,” White continued. Don’t Blame the D.A. Raymond Bonner August 25, 2011 The problem is that in most fields, […]
to find out definitely; learn with certainty or assurance; determine: to ascertain the facts. Archaic. to make certain, clear, or definitely known. Historical Examples Whether it rains, and whether I bring my umbrella, are each severally matters of atomic fact, ascertainable by observation. Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method […]