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Definition of DESCEND

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Descend \De*scend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Descended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Descending}.] [F. descendre, L. descendere, descensum; de- + scandere to climb. See {Scan}.]
     1. 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. [1913 Webster]

              The rain descended, and the floods came. --Matt. vii. 25. [1913 Webster]

              We will here descend to matters of later date.
                                                    --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     2. To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]
        [1913 Webster]

              [He] with holiest meditations fed,
              Into himself descended.               --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

              And on the suitors let thy wrath descend. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

     4. 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. [1913 Webster]

     5. To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered. [1913 Webster]

     6. 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. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Anat.) To move toward the south, or to the southward. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Mus.) To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Descend \De*scend"\, v. t.
     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. [1913 Webster]

           But never tears his cheek descended.     --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

143 Moby Thesaurus words for "descend": advance, alight, ascend, assault, attack, back, back up, bank, be shamed, budge, cant, careen, cascade, cataract, change, change hands, change ownership, change place, circle, climb, climb down, collapse, come down, come in, condescend, crash, crash-land, decline, degenerate, deign, derogate, descend on, devolve, dip, dip down, disimprove, disintegrate, ditch, down, downwind, drop, drop down, drop off, ebb, fall, fall away, fall down, fall into disrepute, fall off, flow, get down, get over, go, go around, go down, go downhill, go round, go sideways, go uphill, grade, gravitate, gyrate, head, incline, incur discredit, incur disesteem, incur disgrace, invade, keel, land, lead, lean, level off, light, list, lose altitude, lose caste, lose countenance, lose credit, lose face, lower, lower oneself, mount, move, move over, overshoot, pancake, parachute, pass on, pitch, plummet, plunge, point, pounce, pounce on, pounce upon, pour down, precipitate, progress, rain, rake, regress, retreat, retrograde, retrogress, rise, rot, rotate, run, settle, settle down, shelve, shift, sidle, sink, slant, slope, soar, spin, stir, stoop, stream, subside, succeed, swag, sway, swoop, swoop down on, swoop down upon, talk down, tend, tend to go, tilt, tip, touch down, travel, trend downward, uprise, upwind, vouchsafe, wane, whirl, worsen


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