Definitions for Descentdɪˈsɛnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act, process, or fact of descending.
a downward inclination or slope.
a passage or stairway leading down.
derivation from an ancestor; lineage; extraction.
any passing from higher to lower in degree or state; decline.
a sudden raid or hostile attack.
transmission of real property by intestate succession.
Origin of descent:
1300–50; ME < AF, OF descente, der. of descendre to descend
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a slow descent down the mountain
indicates the group of people sb comes from
students of Native American descent
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
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Translations for Descent
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of descending
The descent of the hill was quickly completed.
- afdaling, neerdalingAfrikaans
- descidaPortuguese (BR)
- der AbstiegGerman
- نزول؛ فرورویFarsi
- niðurferð, niðurkomaIcelandic
- nokāpšana; nolaišanāsLatvian
- نزول؛ فرورویPersian
- لوېدنه، كوزېدنه،كښته كېدنه، پښت، په ميراث رسېدنهPashto
- nedstigande, nedgång, nedfärdSwedish
- 下降Chinese (Trad.)
- спуск; зниженняUkrainian
- اترنے کا عملUrdu
- sự đi xuốngVietnamese
- 下降Chinese (Simp.)
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