1. the event of something being raised upward

- an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon

Similar word(s): lift, raising

Definition categories: event, ascension, ascent, rise, rising

2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

Similar word(s): acme, height, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Definition categories: state, degree, level, point, stage

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

Similar word(s): altitude

Definition categories: link

4. a raised or elevated geological formation

Definition categories: object, formation

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

- there was snow at the higher elevations

Definition categories: attribute, distance

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

- a dancer of exceptional elevation

Definition categories: attribute, leap

7. drawing of an exterior of a structure

Definition categories: man–made, plan

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

- his elevation to cardinal

Similar word(s): aggrandisement, aggrandizement

Definition categories: act, increase

Sentences with elevation as a noun:

- the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character

- A hill is an elevation of the ground.

- the elevation of the pole, or of a star