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Definitions of elevation

  1. the highest level or degree attainable; "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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. drawing of an exterior of a structure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a raised or elevated geological formation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; - said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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 o sight; - distinguished from direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The act of raising; the state of being raised; a sketch plan of the front side of a building; height above sea level. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. The act of elevating or raising, or the state of being raised: exaltation: an elevated place or station: a rising ground: height: (arch.) a geometrical view of the side of a building: (gun.) the angle made by the line of direction of a gun with the plane of the horizon: (astron.) altitude: the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon: (dialling) the angle which the style makes with the substylar line: (trigonometrical surv.) height: altitude: height above the surface of the earth: angular height, or angle of elevation. The angle of elevation of any object is the angle formed by two straight lines drawn from the observer's eye, the one to the top of the object and the other parallel to the horizon, both lines being in the same vertical plane. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Act of elevating; a high position; height. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. The act of elevating; exaltation; an elevated place; front view of a building. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. The act of elevating; an elevated state; exaltation; dignity; exaltation of mind, style, character, or manners; height; elevated ground; a raising of voice; altitude of a celestial object above the horizon; the angle which the line of direction makes with the plane of the horizon; the angle which the style makes with the substylar line; the progression of the tones from grave to acute; also the raising of the hand or foot in beating time; the representation, drawn to a geometrical scale, of the height of a building above the ground. In the ltom. Cath. Services the elevation of the host, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head, for the people to adore. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. The act of raising from a lower to a higher state or condition; exaltation of character or style; raised ground; a sketch plan of the front or principal side of a building; angle of elevation, the angle through which a heavenly object appears elevated above the horizontal plane to a spectator looking upwards. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. 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 o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction. mso.anu.edu.au
  24. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. Elevating, being elevated, (in all senses); angle (esp. of gun) with horizon; height above given (esp. sea) level; drawing made in projection on vertical plane, flat drawing of front, side, back, of house &c.; grandeur, dignity. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. An increase of altitude; the state of being raised or lifted up. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  27. A rise, as of temperature. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  28. Anything that projects above the surrounding surface. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. [L., to raise up.] Of a gun, the angle made by the axis of its bore with the horizontal plane. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. The representation of a building or other body on a vertical plane, by means of perspective or some other ordinary projection. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. Act of raising from a lower place to a higher;—condition of being lifted or elevated; exaltation an elevated place; rising ground; hill;—an elevated station; dignity; preeminence altitude of a heavenly body the angle which the line of direction of a cannon or mortar makes with the plane of the horizon;—front view of a machine, building, or other object, drawn without regard to perspective. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. The act of railing aloft; exaltation, dignity; exaltation of the mind by noble conceptions; the height of any heavenly body with respect to the horizon. Complete Dictionary

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