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Meaning & Definition of Elevation in English

English

Elevation

/ɛləveʃən/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • acme
  • ,
  • height
  • ,
  • elevation
  • ,
  • peak
  • ,
  • pinnacle
  • ,
  • summit
  • ,
  • superlative
  • ,
  • meridian
  • ,
  • tiptop
  • ,
  • top

3. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

    synonym:
  • elevation
  • ,
  • EL
  • ,
  • altitude
  • ,
  • ALT

4. A raised or elevated geological formation

    synonym:
  • natural elevation
  • ,
  • elevation

5. Distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

  • "There was snow at the higher elevations"
    synonym:
  • elevation

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

  • "A dancer of exceptional elevation"
    synonym:
  • elevation

7. Drawing of an exterior of a structure

    synonym:
  • elevation

8. The act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something

  • "The aggrandizement of the king"
  • "His elevation to cardinal"
    synonym:
  • aggrandizement
  • ,
  • aggrandisement
  • ,
  • elevation