This page has 9 definitions of elevation in English. Elevation is a noun. Examples of how to use elevation in a sentence are shown. Also define these 18 related words and terms: raising, higher, elevated, heightened, exaltation, astronomy, peak, lowland, gnomon, substylar, line of sight, direction, architecture, geometrical, projection, orthographic, Christianity, and host.
From Old French elevation, from Latin elevatio, equal to elevate + -ion.
elevation (countable and uncountable, plural elevations)
- The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.
- the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character
Raising definitionpresent participle of raise
Higher definitioncomparative form of high: more high
- The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
Elevated definitionsimple past tense and past participle of elevate
Heightened definitionsimple past tense and past participle of heighten
Exaltation definitionThe act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation. (1 of 5 exaltation definitions)
- That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station.
- 1996, Macy Nulman, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer, page 362:
- Since our sins caused God's presence to withdraw above the "seven heavens," we pray that our prayers may rise through the seven layers and reach the Almighty in the eighth elevation.
- A hill is an elevation of the ground.
- (astronomy) The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude.
- the elevation of the pole, or of a star
Astronomy definitionThe study of the physical universe beyond the Earth's atmosphere, including the process of mapping locations and properties of the matter and radiation in the universe. (1 of 2 astronomy definitions)
- The measured vertical distance from the peak of a mountain or hill to its bordering lowlands.
Peak definitionA point; the sharp end or top of anything that terminates in a point; as, the peak, or front, of a cap. (1 of 8 peak definitions)
Lowland definitionAn area which is considered particularly low or lower than surrounding areas.
- The angle which the gnomon makes with the substylar line.
Substylar definitionRelating to a substyle.
- 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.
Line Of Sight definitionA straight line along which an observer has a clear view. (1 of 2 line of sight definitions)
Direction definitionA theoretical line (physically or mentally) followed from a point of origin or towards a destination. May be relative (e.g. up, left, outbound, dorsal), geographical (e.g. north), rotational (e.g. clockwise), or with respect to an object or location (e.g. toward Boston). (1 of 6 direction definitions)
- (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.
Architecture definitionThe art and science of designing and managing the construction of buildings and other structures, particularly if they are well proportioned and decorated. (1 of 7 architecture definitions)
Geometrical definitionOf, or relating to geometry; geometric. (1 of 3 geometrical definitions)
Orthographic definitionOf a projection used in maps, architecture etc., in which the rays are parallel. (1 of 2 orthographic definitions)
- (Christianity) The raising of the host—representing Christ’s body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.
Christianity definitionAn Abrahamic religion originating from the community of the followers of Jesus Christ.
Host definitionOne which receives or entertains a guest, socially, commercially, or officially. (1 of 8 host definitions)
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