a movement downward
origin, descent, extraction(noun)
properties attributable to your ancestry
"he comes from good origins"
the act of changing your location in a downward direction
descent, line of descent, lineage, filiation(noun)
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
descent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope(noun)
a downward slope or bend
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
An instance of descending
We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.
A way down.
We had difficulty in finding the correct descent.
A sloping passage or incline.
The descent into the cavern was wet and slippery.
Lineage or hereditary derivation
Our guide was of Welsh descent.
A drop to a lower status or condition.
After that, the holiday went into a steep descent.
Origin: From and descente, from descendre; see descend. Compare ascent, ascend.
the act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower
incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy
progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc
derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction
transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity
inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent
that which is descended; descendants; issue
a step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation
lowest place; extreme downward place
a passing from a higher to a lower tone
Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay on March 17, 1995. The game features six degrees of freedom gameplay and garnered several expansion packs. It spawned two direct sequels: Descent II and Descent 3. The trademark registration for Descent was allowed to lapse by Interplay in 2002 and was re-registered in 2008.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Descent' in Nouns Frequency: #2854
The numerical value of Descent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Descent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The descent to Hades is the same from every place.
The gates of hell are open, night and day Smooth the descent, and easy the way.
It was a controlled descent, and there was something that had gone wrong that he had no control over or he would have controlled it.
The gates of Hell are open night and day Smooth the descent, and easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this, the task and mighty labor lies.
NGOs were a rocket ship going up but we are now seeing their descent. The NGO sector is seen as important enough to take seriously and judge if it is performing or not.
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Translations for Descent
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- слизане, понижение, спускане, произход, нанадолнищеBulgarian
- baixadaCatalan, Valencian
- sestup, pád, spád, původCzech
- origen, descenso, bajada, ascendenciaSpanish
- descendance, origineFrench
- teàrnadh, sinnsearachdScottish Gaelic
- helling, afdaling, afkomst, herkomstDutch
- zejście, [[droga]] [[w]] [[dół]], pochodzeniePolish
- ascendência, decadência, declive, descendência, descida, origemPortuguese
- схождение, понижение, спуск, происхождениеRussian
- sílaz, porijéklo, sìlazak, pȃd, spȕst, nágib, podrijétlo, pàdina, rȏd, òbronakSerbo-Croatian
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