1. [ noun ] the event of something being raised upward
Synonyms: raising lift

"an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon" "a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity"

Related terms: rise raise lift
2. [ noun ] the highest level or degree attainable
Synonyms: height top peak summit pinnacle superlative acme

: "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty" "at the height of her career" "the peak of perfection" "summer was at its peak" the pinnacle of fame" "the summit of his ambition"

Related terms: degree lead promote lift
3. [ noun ] angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
Synonyms: altitude ALT EL
Related terms: angular_position
4. [ noun ] distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

"there was snow at the higher elevations"

Related terms: distance altitude grade water_level isometry raise
5. [ noun ] the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
Synonyms: aggrandisement aggrandizement

"the aggrandizement of the king" "his elevation to cardinal"

Related terms: increase self-aggrandizement promote embroider
6. [ noun ] (geography) a raised or elevated geological formation
Synonyms: natural_elevation
Related terms: natural_depression geological_formation hill mountain hills ridge promontory swell highland slope raise
7. [ noun ] (architecture,fine art) drawing of an exterior of a structure
Related terms: plan
8. [ noun ] (ballet) the height of a dancer's leap or jump

"a dancer of exceptional elevation"

Related terms: leap ballet
9. [ noun ] the act of raising something
Synonyms: raise heave lift

"he responded with a lift of his eyebrow" "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

Related terms: propulsion raise lift heave hoist
Similar spelling:   elevate