What does the word ascending mean?

  • Going upward, having an upward direction.

Usage examples for ascending

  1. Before ascending, our guides took us to the site of the old tower, and a curious store- room, which was cut into the rock to serve as a coal- cellar to the former edifice, of which one of them gave us an interesting account. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. The 4th of May we were ascending a gentle slope towards the important village of Rehenneko, the first village near to which we encamped in Usagara. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  3. The people left the roads along which he had to pass and, ascending the hills on either side, worshipped and adored. – History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa

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