ascendent

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

ascendent \ascendent\ n.

1. position or state of being dominant or in control. that idea was in the ascendant.

Syn: ascendant. [WordNet 1.5]

2. someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote that a grandparent).

Syn: ancestor, ascendant, antecedent. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ascendant \As*cend"ant\, Ascendent \As*cend"ent\, adjective

1. Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.

The constellation . . . about that time ascendant. --Browne.

2. Rising; ascending. --Ruskin.

3. Superior; surpassing; ruling.

An ascendant spirit over him. --South.

The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth. --J. S. Mill.

Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . no man could possibly hold an ascendent position. --Grote.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

ascendent \ascendent\ adjective

1. tending or directed upward.

Syn: ascendant, ascensive. [WordNet 1.5]

rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage. --John Ruskin [WordNet 1.5]

2. having the most important influence.

Syn: ascendant, dominating, prestigious. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ascendent

adjective

1: tending or directed upward; "rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin [syn: {ascendant}, {ascendent}, {ascensive}]

2: most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe" [syn: {ascendant}, {ascendent}, {dominating}]

noun

1: position or state of being dominant or in control; "that idea was in the ascendant" [syn: {ascendant}, {ascendent}]

2: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent) [syn: {ancestor}, {ascendant}, {ascendent}, {antecedent}, {root}] [ant: {descendant}, {descendent}]


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