What does the word ascent mean?

Usage examples for ascent

  1. There is a straight line of ascent from the Adam to the Christ, within which is the straight line of ascent from the Eve to the Mary. – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  2. The ascent, just before Quezaltepec, was magnificent. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr