elevation


elevation
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Act of raising
Nouns
1. elevation; raising, lifting, erection; upheaval, uplift; exaltation, apotheosis, deification (see deity). Informal, heave, hike, boost. See angularity, vertical.
2. (elevated land) prominence, eminence; height, hill, mount, mountain.
3. (device for raising) lever, crank, block and tackle, crane, derrick, forklift, windlass, capstan, winch, crowbar, jimmy, pulley, jack, hoist, dredge, elevator, lift, dumbwaiter, hoist, escalator, moving stairway.
Verbs — elevate, heighten, raise, lift, erect, jack up, set up, stick up, heave, buoy, weigh, pick up; take up, fish up; cast up; dredge (up); uplift; exalt, apotheosize, deify, put on a pedestal; hold up (see support).Informal, heave, hike, boost.
Adjectives
1. elevated, raised, lifted (up); uplifted; exalted, deified, lofty; on a pedestal; aweigh; erect, vertical.
2. elevating, uplifting; erectile.
3. eminent, prominent.
Quotations — Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things (Denis Diderot).
Antonyms, see depression.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. height, altitude, eminence, rise; see height 1 , hill , mountain 1 .
See Synonym Study at height .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
height, altitude, eminence, high ground, prominence, rise, hill, mountain, lift.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The distance of something from a given level: altitude, height. See HIGH. 2. The act of raising to a high position or status or the condition of being so raised: aggrandizement, apotheosis, ennoblement, exaltation, glorification. See RISE. 3. A progression upward in rank: advancement, jump, promotion, rise, upgrade. See RISE.

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  • élévation — ÉLÉVATION. s. f. Exhaussement. Il faut donner plus d élévation à ce plancher, à cette muraille. Une élévation de quinze à seize pieds sous poutre. f♛/b] On dit, Élévation de terrain, ou simplement Élévation, pour dire, Un terrain élevé, une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • elevation — Elevation. s. f. Exhaussement. Il faut donner plus d elevation, à ce plancher, à cette muraille. une elevation de quatre pieds sous poutre. Elevation en termes d Architecture, Est la representation d une face de bastiment telle qu elle est faite… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • Elevation — Élévation Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. En liturgie, l élévation est la mise en évidence du pain et du vin lors de la messe. En balistique, l élévation est l angle entre le plan… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Elevation — (v. lat. elevare für „erheben“) bezeichnet: die Höhe über dem Meeresspiegel Flughöhe über dem Meeresspiegel, den Höhenwinkel (der Winkel über der Horizontalebene) in der Astronomie der Winkelabstand eines Punktes am Sternhimmel von der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • elevation — late 14c., “a rising, height of something,” from O.Fr. elevation and directly from L. elevationem (nom. elevatio) a lifting up, noun of action from pp. stem of elevare (see ELEVATE (Cf. elevate)). Meaning “act of elevating” is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • elevation — [n1] height; high ground acclivity, altitude, ascent, boost, eminence, heave, hill, hillock, hoist, levitation, mountain, platform, ridge, rise, roof, top, uplift, upthrow; concepts 509,741 Ant. depression, lowness elevation [n2] advancement,… …   New thesaurus

  • elevation — Elevation, Eleuatio, voyez Eslever. L elevation de la voix, Accentus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Elevatĭon — (v. lat. Elevatio), 1) Auf , Erhebung; daher Elevationswinkel (Höhenwinkel), der Winkel, welchen irgend eine schiefe Naturebene, z.B. ein Bergabhang, mit der Horizontalebene macht, wird durch Winkelinstrumente, am einfachsten durch den Bergmesser …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Elevation — (lat.), Erhebung, Erhöhung; in der katholischen Messe der unmittelbar auf die Konsekration (s. d.) folgende Akt. Nachdem durch diese die Transsubstantiation vollbracht ist, fällt die Gemeinde beim Erklingen des Meßglöckleins auf die Knie und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon


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