Ascend

Ascend

Ascend means to go up, fly, or soar.

Ascend (ascendant, ascendance, ascendancy/ascendency, ascended, ascender, ascending, ascent, ascension, etc) may also refer to:

Anatomy/Medicine
* Ascending aorta
* Ascending cervical artery
* Ascending colon
* Ascending cholangitis
* Ascending lumbar vein
* Ascending palatine artery
* Ascending pharyngeal artery

Art
* "Ascending and Descending", lithograph by M. C. Escher
* "Ascent of the Blessed" painting by Hieronymus Bosch

Astrology
* Ascendant (astrology)
* Ascending node
* Accidental ascendant
* Equatorial ascendant
* Ascending planet

Companies
* Ascend Communications
* Ascent Media
* Ascent Technology Ltd

Film & Theater
* "Anna Ascends" (play), play by Henry Chapman Ford
* "Anna Ascends", 1922 film directed by Victor Fleming based on Ford's play
* "The Ascent of F6", 1936 play
* "Ascendancy" (film), 1982 film by Edward Bennett
* "The Ascent", 1976 Soviet film directed by Larisa Shepitko
* "", 2000 direct-to-video fantasy film

Games
* Ascendancy (computer game)
* "Everest Ascent", computer game

Literature
* "Ascendance", fantasy novel by R.A. Salvatore
* "Ascent of Mount Carmel", 16-century book by John of the Cross
* "The Ascendants of Estorea", fantasy novel by James Barclay
* "The Ascent of Rum Doodle" novel by W. E. Browman
* "The Dark Ascent" novel by William H. Hunt
* "The Ladder of Divine Ascent"
* "Ascent (novel)", a 2007 novel by Jed Mercurio, set in the Korean War, and later in the final phase of the lunar space-race.

Math
* Ascendant subgroup
* Ascending chain condition
* Gradient descent
* ASCEND, computer software for mathematical modelling

Music
* "Ascendancy", album by "Trivium"
* "Ascents", album by Dennis Culp
* "A Briefing for the Ascent" album by Daniel Amos
* "Atlantis Ascendant", album by "Bal-Sagoth"
* "The Lark Ascending", musical piece
* "Steps Ascending", song by "Thursday"
* Ascend, a collaborative duo of Greg Anderson and Gentry DensleyPolitics
* People's Ascent Party, Turkish political party
* Protestant Ascendancy, Anglican domination of Ireland

Spirituality
* Ascended master
* Ascension
* Brotherhood of the Ascended Christ

Sports
* "Colorado Springs Ascent", American soccer team
* Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent, scuba diving technique

Television
* "Andromeda Ascendant", starship in "Andromeda" television series
* "Darkness Ascending", "Babylon 5" episode
* "The Ascent", fifth-season episode of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"
* "The Ascent of Man", documentary series

Vehicles
* Isuzu Ascender, SUV
* XP-55 Ascender, prototype fighter aircraft

Other
* Ascendency, ecology term
* Ascender, typography term
* Ascent of sap, plant water movement
* Climbing: First ascent, Jumar (climbing ascenders)
* Direct ascent, moon mission

ee also

* Ascension


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  • ascend — 1 *rise, arise, mount, soar, tower, rocket, levitate, surge Analogous words: elevate, raise, rear, *lift: *advance, progress Antonyms: descend 2 Ascend, mount, climb, scale mean to move upward to or toward a summit. Ascend is the most colorless… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Ascend — As*cend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Ascended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ascending}.] [L. ascendere; ad + scandere to climb, mount. See {Scan}.] 1. To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; opposed to {descend}. [1913 Webster] Higher yet that star ascends.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascend — [ə send′] vi. [ME ascenden < OFr ascendre < L ascendere < ad , to + scandere, to climb] 1. to go up; move upward; rise 2. to proceed from a lower to a higher level or degree, as in rank, pitch, etc. 3. to slope or lead upward 4. to go… …   English World dictionary

  • Ascend — As*cend , v. t. To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ascend — (v.) late 14c., from L. ascendere to climb up, mount, ascend, figuratively to rise, reach, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + scandere to climb (see SCAN (Cf. scan) (v.)). Also in 15c. used with a sense to mount (a female) for copulation. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ascend — index expand, progress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ascend — [v] go up arise, climb, escalate, float, fly, lift off, mount, move up, rise, scale, soar, sprout, take off, tower; concepts 149,166 Ant. decline, descend, go down, lower …   New thesaurus

  • ascend — ► VERB 1) go up; climb or rise. 2) rise in status. 3) (of a voice or sound) rise in pitch. ORIGIN Latin ascendere …   English terms dictionary

  • ASCEND — Infobox Software name = ASCEND caption = developer = the ASCEND team latest release version = 0.9.5.114 latest release date = Feb 27, 2008 operating system = Linux, Windows (and partial support for Mac OSX) programming language = C, Python,… …   Wikipedia

  • ascend — [[t]əse̱nd[/t]] ascends, ascending, ascended 1) VERB If you ascend a hill or staircase, you go up it. [WRITTEN] [V n] Mrs Clayton had to hold Lizzie s hand as they ascended the steps... [V prep/adv] Then we ascend steeply through forests of… …   English dictionary

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