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ELEVATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elevation mean? 

ELEVATION (noun)
  The noun ELEVATION has 8 senses:

1. the event of something being raised upward
2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
4. a raised or elevated geological formation
5. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)
6. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump
7. drawing of an exterior of a structure
8. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

  Familiarity information: ELEVATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELEVATION (noun)


Sense 1elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The event of something being raised upward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

elevation; raising; lift

Context examples:

an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon / a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

ascension; ascent; rise; rising (a movement upward)


Sense 2elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acme; meridian; tiptop; summit; elevation; height; pinnacle; superlative; peak; top

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

degree; level; point; stage (a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process)


Sense 3elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

ALT; EL; elevation; altitude

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

angular position (relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established)


Sense 4elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A raised or elevated geological formation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

natural elevation; elevation

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

formation; geological formation ((geology) the geological features of the earth)

Meronyms (parts of "elevation"):

incline; side; slope (an elevated geological formation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elevation"):

ridge (a long narrow natural elevation or striation)

foreland; head; headland; promontory (a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea))

mount; mountain (a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill)

hill (a local and well-defined elevation of the land)

highland; upland (elevated (e.g., mountainous) land)

swell (a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor))


Sense 5elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

there was snow at the higher elevations

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

distance (the property created by the space between two objects or points)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elevation"):

isometry (equality of elevation above sea level)

altitude; height (elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface)

grade; ground level (the height of the ground on which something stands)

water level (the level of the surface of a body of water)


Sense 6elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

a dancer of exceptional elevation

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

leap (the distance leaped (or to be leaped))

Domain category:

ballet; concert dance (a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers)


Sense 7elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Drawing of an exterior of a structure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

architectural plan; plan (scale drawing of a structure)


Sense 8elevation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

aggrandisement; aggrandizement; elevation

Context examples:

the aggrandizement of the king / his elevation to cardinal

Hypernyms ("elevation" is a kind of...):

increase; step-up (the act of increasing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elevation"):

ego trip; self-aggrandisement; self-aggrandizement (an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance)


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