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elevation

elevation

elevation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word elevation

Definition
(noun) the event of something being raised upward
Synonyms : lift , raising
Example Sentence
  • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
  • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Definition
(noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
Example Sentence
  • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
  • the artist's gifts are at their acme
  • at the height of her career
  • the peak of perfection
  • summer was at its peak
  • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
  • the summit of his ambition
  • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
  • at the top of his profession

Definition
(noun) angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
Synonyms : alt , altitude , el

Definition
(noun) a raised or elevated geological formation
Synonyms : natural elevation

Definition
(noun) distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
Example Sentence
  • there was snow at the higher elevations

Definition
(noun) (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
Example Sentence
  • a dancer of exceptional elevation

Definition
(noun) drawing of an exterior of a structure
Definition
(noun) the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
Example Sentence
  • the aggrandizement of the king
  • his elevation to cardinal

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