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NOUN (8)

1. the event of something being raised upward;
- Example: "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"
- Example: "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"
[syn: elevation, lift, raising]

2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;
- Example: "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"
- Example: "the artist's gifts are at their acme"
- Example: "at the height of her career"
- Example: "the peak of perfection"
- Example: "summer was at its peak"
- Example: "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"
- Example: "the summit of his ambition"
- Example: "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"
- Example: "at the top of his profession"
[syn: acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top]

3. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object);
[syn: elevation, EL, altitude, ALT]

4. a raised or elevated geological formation;
[syn: natural elevation, elevation]

5. distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level);
- Example: "there was snow at the higher elevations"

6. (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump;
- Example: "a dancer of exceptional elevation"

7. drawing of an exterior of a structure;

8. the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something;
- Example: "the aggrandizement of the king"
- Example: "his elevation to cardinal"
[syn: aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elevation \El`e*va"tion\, n. [L. elevatio: cf. F. ['e]l['e]vation.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Condition of being elevated; height; exaltation. "Degrees of elevation above us." --Locke. [1913 Webster] His style . . . wanted a little elevation. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station; as, an elevation of the ground; a hill. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astron.) 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. [1913 Webster] 5. (Dialing) The angle which the style makes with the substylar line. [1913 Webster] 6. (Gunnery) 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. [1913 Webster] 7. (Drawing) 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. [1913 Webster] Angle of elevation (Geodesy), the angle which an ascending line makes with a horizontal plane. Elevation of the host (R. C. Ch.), that part of the Mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

elevation n 1: the event of something being raised upward; "an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon"; "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity" [syn: elevation, lift, raising] 2: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession" [syn: acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top] 3: angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) [syn: elevation, EL, altitude, ALT] 4: a raised or elevated geological formation [syn: natural elevation, elevation] [ant: depression, natural depression] 5: distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations" 6: (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump; "a dancer of exceptional elevation" 7: drawing of an exterior of a structure 8: the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something; "the aggrandizement of the king"; "his elevation to cardinal" [syn: aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

240 Moby Thesaurus words for "elevation": Olympian heights, access, accession, acclivity, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, acme, addition, advance, advancement, aerial heights, aggrandizement, altitude, amplification, anabasis, apex, apotheosis, appreciation, ascension, ascent, augmentation, ballooning, beatification, bigheartedness, bigness, bloating, blueprint, boom, boost, broadening, brouillon, buildup, canonization, cartoon, ceiling, chart, chivalrousness, chivalry, clamber, climb, climbing, consequence, conspicuousness, copy, crescendo, cultivation, deification, delineation, design, development, diagram, dignification, dignity, distinction, dizzy heights, draft, drawing, ebauche, edema, eminence, enhancement, enlargement, ennoblement, enshrinement, enthronement, erecting, erection, errantry, escalade, esquisse, ether, exaltation, excellence, expansion, extension, figure, flood, fountain, gain, generosity, generousness, glorification, graduation, grandeur, graph, gravity, great heart, greatening, greatheartedness, greatness, greatness of heart, ground plan, growth, gush, gyring up, hauteur, heaven, heavens, heaving up, height, heighth, heights, heroism, high mightiness, high-mindedness, highness, hike, hill, house plan, ichnography, idealism, immortalization, importance, increase, increment, inflation, jet, jump, knight-errantry, knighting, knightliness, largeheartedness, leap, levitation, liberality, liberalness, lift, lionization, loftiness, lofting, lump, magnanimity, magnanimousness, magnification, majesty, mark, mount, mounting, multiplication, nobility, noble-mindedness, nobleness, notability, note, openhandedness, outline, outstandingness, passing, pattern, pay raise, perpendicular distance, plot, preference, preferment, princeliness, productiveness, profile, projection, proliferation, prominence, promotion, raise, raising, rearing, refinement, rise, rising, rising ground, rocketing up, rough, sainting, saltation, sanctification, shooting up, significance, skeleton, sketch, sky, snowballing, soaring, solemnity, spout, spread, spring, spurt, standing on end, stateliness, stature, steep, stratosphere, sublimity, supereminence, surge, swelling, table, takeoff, taking off, tallness, toploftiness, tumescence, up, upclimb, upcoming, updraft, upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrading, upgrowth, uphill, upleap, uplift, uplifting, upping, upraising, uprearing, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush, upshoot, upslope, upsurge, upsurgence, upsweep, upswing, uptrend, upturn, vantage ground, vantage point, vault, waxing, wen, widening, working drawing, zenith, zooming