Definitions of ascendant

  1. someone from whom you are descended ( but usually more remote that a grandparent)
  2. someone from whom you are descended ( but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  3. Ascent; height; elevation.
  4. 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.
  5. Superiority, or commanding influence; ascendency; as, one man has the ascendant over another.
  6. An ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy or degrees of kindred; a relative in the ascending line; a progenitor; - opposed to descendant.
  7. Superiority; a commanding influence; predominance. Also, ascendent.
  8. Superiority: ( astrol.) the part of the ecliptic rising above the horizon at the time of one's birth: it was supposed to have commanding influence over the person's life, hence the phrase, in the ascendant.
  9. Mounting; superior.
  10. Superiority; elevation.
  11. Preeminence; domination.
  12. Superiority or commanding influence; an ancestor, or one who precedes in genealogy; height; elevation; that sign of the zodiac which rises above the horizon at the time of one's birth, supposed to have influence on a person's life and fortune; hence, to be in the ascendant, to have commanding power or influence.
  13. Commanding influence; superiority.
  14. tending or directed upward; " rooted and ascendant strength like that of foliage"- John Ruskin
  15. most powerful or important or influential; " the economically ascendant class"; " D- day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
  16. Alt. of Ascendent
  17. Rising; superior; predominant.
  18. Superior: above the horizon.
  19. Ascending; rising; superior; dominant.
  20. Superior; predominant; above the horizon.
  21. Superior; surpassing; in astron., above the horizon.
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