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elevation

ELEVA'TION, n. [L. elevatio.] The act of raising or conveying from a lower or deeper place to a higher.

1. The act of exalting in rank, degree or condition; as the elevation of a man to a throne.

2. Exaltation; an elevated state; dignity.

Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties.

3. Exaltation of mind by more noble conceptions; as elevation of mind, of thoughts, of ideas.

4. Exaltation of style; lofty expressions; words and phrases expressive of lofty conceptions.

5. Exaltation of character or manners.

6. Attention to objects above us; a raising of the mind to superior objects.

7. An elevated place or station.

8. Elevated ground; a rising ground; a hill or mountain.

9. A passing of the voice from any note to one more acute; also, a swelling or augmentation of voice.

10. In astronomy, altitude; the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.

11. In gunnery, the angle which the chace of a cannon or mortar, or the axis of the hollow cylinder, makes with the plane of the horizon.

12. In dialling, the angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevation of the Host, in Catholic countries, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.




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ELEVA'TION, n. [L. elevatio.] The act of raising or conveying from a lower or deeper place to a higher.

1. The act of exalting in rank, degree or condition; as the elevation of a man to a throne.

2. Exaltation; an elevated state; dignity.

Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties.

3. Exaltation of mind by more noble conceptions; as elevation of mind, of thoughts, of ideas.

4. Exaltation of style; lofty expressions; words and phrases expressive of lofty conceptions.

5. Exaltation of character or manners.

6. Attention to objects above us; a raising of the mind to superior objects.

7. An elevated place or station.

8. Elevated ground; a rising ground; a hill or mountain.

9. A passing of the voice from any note to one more acute; also, a swelling or augmentation of voice.

10. In astronomy, altitude; the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.

11. In gunnery, the angle which the chace of a cannon or mortar, or the axis of the hollow cylinder, makes with the plane of the horizon.

12. In dialling, the angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevation of the Host, in Catholic countries, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.


EL-E-VA'TION, n. [L. elevatio.]

  1. The act of raising or conveying from a lower or deeper place to a higher.
  2. The act of exalting in rank, degree or condition; as, the elevation of man to a throne.
  3. Exaltation; an elevated state; dignity. Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties. Locke.
  4. Exaltation of mind by more noble conceptions; as, elevation of mind, of thoughts, of ideas.
  5. Exaltation of style; lofty expressions; words and phrases expressive of lofty conceptions. Wotton.
  6. Exaltation of character or manners.
  7. Attention to objects above us; a raising of the mind to superior objects. Hooker.
  8. An elevated place or station.
  9. Elevated ground; a rising ground; a hill or mountain.
  10. A passing of the voice from any note to one more acute; also, a swelling or augmentation of voice.
  11. In astronomy, altitude; the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.
  12. In gunnery, the angle which the chace of a cannon or mortar, or the axis of the hollow cylinder, makes with the plane of the horizon. Bailey.
  13. In dialing, the angle which the style makes with the substylar line. Bailey.
  14. In architecture, a view or perspective of an edifice; a front view of a building or object, drawn to a scale, without regard to perspective; highth above the ground. Haldiman. Elevation of the Host, in popish countries, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore. Encyc.

El`e*va"tion
  1. 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.
  2. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.

    "Degrees of elevation above us." Locke.

    His style . . . wanted a little elevation. Sir H. Wotton.

  3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.
  4. 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.
  5. The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

    Angle of elevation (Geodesy), the angle which an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane. -- Elevation of the host (R. C. Ch.), that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.

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Elevation

ELEVA'TION, noun [Latin elevatio.] The act of raising or conveying from a lower or deeper place to a higher.

1. The act of exalting in rank, degree or condition; as the elevation of a man to a throne.

2. Exaltation; an elevated state; dignity.

Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties.

3. Exaltation of mind by more noble conceptions; as elevation of mind, of thoughts, of ideas.

4. Exaltation of style; lofty expressions; words and phrases expressive of lofty conceptions.

5. Exaltation of character or manners.

6. Attention to objects above us; a raising of the mind to superior objects.

7. An elevated place or station.

8. Elevated ground; a rising ground; a hill or mountain.

9. A passing of the voice from any note to one more acute; also, a swelling or augmentation of voice.

10. In astronomy, altitude; the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.

11. In gunnery, the angle which the chace of a cannon or mortar, or the axis of the hollow cylinder, makes with the plane of the horizon.

12. In dialling, the angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevation of the Host, in Catholic countries, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.

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