Definitions of ascending

  1.   moving or going or growing upward; " the ascending plane"; " the ascending staircase"; " the ascending stems of chickweed"
  2.   of Ascend
  3.   the act of changing location in an upward direction
  4.   Going upward, having an upward direction.
  5.   Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite.

Quotes of ascending

  1. The way to Heaven is ascending we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. – Jonathan Edwards

Usage examples for ascending

  1. We continued upon our course, and on ascending a high sandhill I found we had upon our right hand, and stretching away to the west, an enormous salt expanse, and it appeared as if we had hit exactly upon the eastern edge of it, at which we rejoiced greatly for a time. ” – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. While they were there another traveller came by, ascending from Lungern, and he stopped to rest there too. ” – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  3. “ Driscoll's head jerked a nod, of wrath ascending – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  4. We had less difficulty in descending than in ascending the bank of the river, though there was no snow. ” – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. The length of the inner portion of the right subclavian will vary according to the place at which it arises, whether from the innominate artery, from the ascending or from the descending part of the aortic arch. ” – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise