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ELEVA'TION, n. L. elevatio. The act of raising or conveying from a lower or deeper place to a higher.

1. The act of exalting in rank, degree or condition as the elevation of a man to a throne.
2. Exaltation an elevated state dignity.

Angels, in their several degrees of elevation above us, may be endowed with more comprehensive faculties.

3. Exaltation of mind by more noble conceptions as elevation of mind, of thoughts, of ideas.
4. Exaltation of style lofty expressions words and phrases expressive of lofty conceptions.
5. Exaltation of character or manners.
6. Attention to objects above us a raising of the mind to superior objects.
7. An elevated place or station.
8. Elevated ground a rising ground a hill or mountain.
9. A passing of the voice from any note to one more acute also, a swelling or augmentation of voice.
10. In astronomy, altitude the distance of a heavenly body above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon.
11. In gunnery, the angle which the chace of a cannon or mortar, or the axis of the hollow cylinder, makes with the plane of the horizon.
12. In dialling, the angle which the style makes with the substylar line.

Elevation of the Host, in Catholic countries, that part of the mass in which the priest raises the host above his head for the people to adore.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Elevation'. King James Dictionary.

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