descend definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To move from a greater to a lowered place; come or decrease.
    • To slope, expand, or incline downward: "A rough path descended like a steep stair in to the plain” ( J.R.R. Tolkien).
    • ahead from an ancestor or ancestry: He was descended from a pioneer household.
    • ahead down from a source; derive: a tradition descending from colonial times.
    • To pass by inheritance: The house features descended through four generations.
    • To lower yourself; stoop: "She, the conqueror, had descended into level of the conquered” ( James Bryce).
    • To proceed or progress downward, such as position, pitch, or scale: games placed in descending order of importance; notes that descended to your reduced register.
    • To arrive or attack in a sudden or an overwhelming manner: summer tourists descending in the seashore town.
    • to pass through from a higher to a reduced place; to move downwards; ahead or drop in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to-fall; to incline downward; -- the contrary of ascend.
    • To enter psychologically; to retire.
    • which will make an attack, or incursion, as though from a vantage surface; in the future suddenly in accordance with violence; -- with on or upon.
    • in the future down seriously to a lesser, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or even worse, condition or station; to reduce or abase your self.
    • to pass through through the more general or vital that you the or less crucial issues becoming considered.
    • in the future down, as from a source, original, or stock; to be derived; to continue by generation or by transmission; to-fall or overlook inheritance
    • to maneuver toward the south, or even the southward.
    • To fall in pitch; to pass through from an increased to a lower tone.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to maneuver from an increased to less element of; go down.
    • getting down from: "People descended the minibus that shuttled guests on nearby . . . beach” ( Howard Kaplan).
    • to increase or continue downward along: a road that descended the hill in razor-sharp curves.
    • To go down upon or along; to pass from an increased to a reduced element of
  • verb:
    • To pass from a higher to a diminished place; to go downwards; to come or decrease in any way, as by falling, flowing, walking, etc.; to plunge; to-fall; to incline downward
    • In order to make an attack, or incursion, as though from a vantage ground; to come all of a sudden along with violence; -- with on or upon.
    • ahead down seriously to less, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, condition or station; to reduce or abase one's self; since, he descended from their large estate.
    • to pass through from more basic or crucial that you this or less important issues to-be considered.
    • in the future down, as from a source, initial, or stock; to be derived; to continue by generation or by transmission; to-fall or go by inheritance; as, the beggar may descend from a prince; a crown descends into heir.
    • to maneuver toward the south, or to the southward.
    • To fall in pitch; to pass from a greater to a diminished tone.
    • To go down upon or along; to pass through from a greater to a reduced section of; as, they descended the lake in boats; to descend a ladder.
    • result from; be connected by a relationship of blood, including
    • arrive like by dropping
    • move downward and lower, however always all the way
    • take action that certain considers become below an individual's self-esteem
  • others:
    • To move or pass from an increased to a lower life expectancy location; move, come, or get downward; autumn; sink: as, he descended through the tower; the sun is descending.
    • To come or drop in a hostile fashion; invade, as an enemy; autumn violently: with on.
    • To proceed from a source or initial; be derived lineally or by transmission; come or pass downward, as offspring into the type of generation, or as home from owner to heir.
    • to pass through, because from general to specific statements: as, having explained the typical subject, we'll descend to particulars.
    • in the future down from a particular ethical or social standard; reduced or abase a person's self morally or socially: since, to descend to acts of meanness; to descend to an inferior place; for this reason, to condescend; stoop.
    • In astronomy, to go into the southward, or toward the south, as a star.
    • to maneuver or pass downward upon or along; come or go-down upon; pass from top to your bottom of: as, to descend a hill; to descend an inclined airplane.
    • In physical, to pass from higher to lessen readings or values upon any scale: stated particularly regarding the music scale as well as the thermometric scale.

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