Strongs Definition

Hebrew #4609

ma` alah, mah-al-aw';

feminine of OT:4608; elevation, i.e. the act (literally, a journey to a higher place, figuratively, a thought arising), or (concretely) the condition (literally, a step or grade-mark, figuratively, a superiority of station); specifically a climactic progression (in certain Psalms):

KJV - things that come up, (high) degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story.