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EXALTATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does exaltation mean? 

EXALTATION (noun)
  The noun EXALTATION has 4 senses:

1. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
2. the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence
3. a flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)
4. the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

  Familiarity information: EXALTATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXALTATION (noun)


Sense 1exaltation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

rapture; exaltation; ecstasy; raptus; transport

Context example:

listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture

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

emotional state; spirit (the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection))


Sense 2exaltation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

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

celestial point (a point in the heavens (on the celestial sphere))

Holonyms ("exaltation" is a part of...):

zodiac (a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes)


Sense 3exaltation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A flock of larks (especially a flock of larks in flight overhead)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

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

flock (a group of birds)


Sense 4exaltation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

apotheosis; deification; exaltation

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

worship (the activity of worshipping)


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