elevation (Meaning)

Wordnet

elevation (n)

the event of something being raised upward

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

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

a raised or elevated geological formation

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

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

drawing of an exterior of a structure

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

Webster

elevation (n.)

The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; -- said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.; as, the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character.

Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation.

That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill.

The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude; as, the elevation of the pole, or of a star.

The angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line o/ sight; -- distinguished from direction.

A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; -- called by the ancients the orthography.

elevation Sentence Examples

  1. The high elevation of the town offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  2. The aircraft gained elevation steadily as it took off from the airport runway.
  3. The construction workers used a hydraulic lift to reach the elevated platform.
  4. The hikers encountered significant changes in elevation as they traversed the mountainous terrain.
  5. The ski resort boasts several runs with varying degrees of elevation, catering to skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
  6. The elevation of the sun above the horizon determines the length of the day.
  7. The research team used drones to study the elevation changes of the newly discovered volcano.
  8. The architectural marvel of the skyscraper is evident in its impressive elevation, which stands tall among the cityscape.
  9. The climbers' elevation gain was slowed by the heavy snowfall and slippery conditions.
  10. The geographer measured the precise elevation of the peak using specialized equipment.

FAQs About the word elevation

the event of something being raised upward, the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development, angular distance above the horizon (especi

rise,promotion, ascent, advancement, upgrade, preferment, upgrading,creation, preference,magnification

deposition, discharge, degradation, demotion, abasement, demotion, abasement, removal, degradation, deposition

The high elevation of the town offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

The aircraft gained elevation steadily as it took off from the airport runway.

The construction workers used a hydraulic lift to reach the elevated platform.

The hikers encountered significant changes in elevation as they traversed the mountainous terrain.