What does the word elevation mean?

Usage examples for elevation

  1. The purpose has been the elevation and improvement of mankind. – The Jericho Road by W. Bion Adkins
  2. Its elevation is 3000 to 4000 feet. – The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir by Sir James McCrone Douie
  3. Immediately behind it stands a hill with an elevation of about nine hundred feet above sea- level. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  4. 663 is a side elevation, Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  5. The fort above mentioned seems wholly designed for the protection of the bay, and is well situated for that purpose, being built on an elevation, which rises directly from the sea on the right, at the head of the bay. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook

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