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Definitions of ascendant

  1. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Ascent; height; elevation. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Alt. of Ascendent Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; - opposed to descendant. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Rising; superior; predominant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Superiority; a commanding influence; predominance. Also, ascendent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Superior: above the horizon. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Superiority: (astrol.) the part of the ecliptic rising above the horizon at the time of one's birth: it was supposed to have commanding influence over the person's life, hence the phrase, in the ascendant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Mounting; superior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Superiority; elevation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Ascending; rising; superior; dominant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Preeminence; domination. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Superior; predominant; above the horizon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. Superiority or commanding influence; an ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy; height; elevation; that sign of the zodiac which rises above the horizon at the time of one's birth, supposed to have influence on a person's life and fortune; hence, to be in the ascendant, to have commanding power or influence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Superior; surpassing; in astron., above the horizon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Commanding influence; superiority. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; -- opposed to descendant. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; opposed to descendant. dictgcide_fs
  25. -ent, a. & n. Rising; (Astr.) rising towards zenith; (Astrol.) just above eastern horizon; predominant; horoscope; point of ecliptic or degree of zodiac that (esp. at birth of child) is just rising above eastern horizon; house of the a. (from 5 degrees of Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. Superiority or commanding influence; surpassing Cabinet Dictionary
  27. The part of the ecliptick at any particular time above the horizon, which is supposed by astrologers to have great influence; height, elevation; superiority, influence; one of the degrees of kindred reckoned upwards. Complete Dictionary

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