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Adjective, Noun


Noun ascendant has 2 senses

Adjective ascendant has 2 senses


ascendantn. [F. ascendant, L. ascendens; p. pr. of ascendere.].
  •  Ascent; height; elevation.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sciences that were then in their highest ascendant."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The horoscope, or that degree of the ecliptic which rises above the horizon at the moment of one's birth; supposed to have a commanding influence on a person's life and fortune.  [1913 Webster]
    " Hence the phrases To be in the ascendant, to have commanding power or influence, and Lord of the ascendant, one who has possession of such power or influence; as, to rule, for a while, lord of the ascendant."  Burke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another.  [1913 Webster]
    "Chievres had acquired over the mind of the young monarch the ascendant not only of a tutor, but of a parent."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; -- opposed to descendant.  Ayliffe.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rising toward the zenith; above the horizon.  [1913 Webster]
    "The constellation . . . about that time ascendant."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Rising; ascending.  Ruskin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Superior; surpassing; ruling.  [1913 Webster]
    "An ascendant spirit over him."  [1913 Webster]
    "The ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth."  [1913 Webster]
    "Without some power of persuading or confuting, of defending himself against accusations, . . . no man could possibly hold an ascendent position."  [1913 Webster]


ascendant, adj. & n.
1 rising.
2 Astron. rising towards the zenith.
3 Astrol. just above the eastern horizon.
4 predominant.
--n. Astrol. the point of the sun's apparent path that is ascendant at a given time (Aries in the ascendant).

in the ascendant
1 supreme or dominating.
2 rising; gaining power or authority.
ME f. OF f. L (as ASCEND, -ANT)



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