descend, fall, go down, come down(verb)
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
"The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
derive, come, descend(verb)
come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
"She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
condescend, deign, descend(verb)
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
fall, descend, settle(verb)
come as if by falling
"Night fell"; "Silence fell"
To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incline downward
To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]
[He] with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended. John Milton.
To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.
And on the suitors let thy wrath descend. Alexander Pope.
To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate.
To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
To come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir.
To move toward the south, or to the southward.
To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
But never tears his cheek descended. Byron.
Origin: From decenden, from descendre, from descendere, past participle descensus, from de- + scandere. See scan, scandent. Compare ascend, condescend, transcend.
to pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to fall; to incline downward; -- the opposite of ascend
to enter mentally; to retire
to make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon
to come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self; as, he descended from his high estate
to pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered
to come down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to proceed by generation or by transmission; to fall or pass by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends to the heir
to move toward the south, or to the southward
to fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone
to go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder
Origin: [F. descendre, L. descendere, descensum; de- + scandere to climb. See Scan.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dē-send′, v.i. to climb down: to pass from a higher to a lower place or condition: to pass from general to particulars: to fall upon or invade: to be derived.—v.t. to go down upon: to go to the bottom of.—n. Descend′ant, one who descends, as offspring from an ancestor.—adjs. Descend′ent, descending or going down: proceeding from an ancestor; Descend′ible, that may descend or be descended: capable of transmission by inheritance, heritable.—p.adj. Descend′ing.—n. Descen′sion.—adj. Descen′sional.—n. Descent′, act of descending: transmission by succession: motion or progress downward: slope: a falling upon or invasion: derivation from an ancestor: a generation, a degree in genealogy: descendants collectively.—Descent from the cross, a picture representing Christ being taken down from the cross. [Fr. descendre—L. descendĕre—de, down, scandĕre, to climb.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In a military sense, means to make an attack or incursion as if from a vantage-ground.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'descend' in Verbs Frequency: #789
The numerical value of descend in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of descend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of descend in a Sentence
No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver.
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, before we too into the dust descend.
They can sit there and hover, they can descend very fast. They can take off very fast.
I just do not believe that we can let three and a half million Americans descend into chaos.
If you descend [with a regular leg], your calf breaks in, but with a mechanical leg, it resists.
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Translations for descend
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- نزل, هبطArabic
- спуска́цца, спусці́ццаBelarusian
- нахвърлям се, налитам, слизам, спускам се, произлизам, предавам се по наследствоBulgarian
- descendirCatalan, Valencian
- herunterkommen, absteigen, niedergehenGerman
- bajar, descenderSpanish
- polveutua, laskeutua, laskea, periytyä, alentua, pudota, [[mennä]] [[yksityiskohtiin]], vajotaFinnish
- afdalen, afstammenDutch
- descendre, davalar, descénderOccitan
- baixar, descer, descenderPortuguese
- uray, bahayQuechua
- proveni, descinde, coborîRomanian
- обру́шиться, происходи́ть, спусти́ться, сходи́ть, произойти́, напа́сть, спуска́ться, сойти́, напада́ть, обру́шиватьсяRussian
- pòtjecati, spustiti, sìlaziti, sȋći, spuštatiSerbo-Croatian
- inmek, soyundan gelmek, alçalmak, üşüşmek, saldırmakTurkish
- спуска́тися, спусти́тисяUkrainian
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