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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'descend' in Verbs Frequency: #789
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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.
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.
Climb the ladder only if it takes you to somewhere high! Some ascents may descend you to low places!
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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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