Definition of Descend

Descend v. i. means: 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.

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Descend v. i. means: 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.

Meaning of Descend

Descend (v. i.) means: 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.

More meanings / definitions of Descend or words, sentences containing Descend?

Descend (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.

Descend (v. i.): 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.

Fall (v. t.): To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.

Down (v. i.): To go down; to descend.

Descended (imp. & p. p.): of Descend

Dismount (v. i.): To come down; to descend.

Descending (p. pr. & vb. n.): of Descend

Redescend (v. i.): To descend again.

Lighten (v. i.): To descend; to light.

Descend (v. i.): To enter mentally; to retire.

Descend (v. i.): To move toward the south, or to the southward.

Descendible (a.): That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.

Avale (v. t. & i.): To descend; to fall; to dismount.

Pregravitate (v. i.): To descend by gravity; to sink.

Stoop (v. i.): To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.

Avale (v. t. & i.): To cause to descend; to lower; to let fall; to doff.

Down (v. t.): To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.

Poise (v.): Weight; gravity; that which causes a body to descend; heaviness.

Vouchsafe (v. i.): To condescend; to deign; to yield; to descend or stoop.

Swap (v. t.): To fall or descend; to rush hastily or violently.

Succeed (v. i.): To descend, as an estate or an heirloom, in the same family; to devolve.

Light (v. i.): To dismount; to descend, as from a horse or carriage; to alight; -- with from, off, on, upon, at, in.

Subside (v. i.): To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.

Derive (v. i.): To flow; to have origin; to descend; to proceed; to be deduced.

Alight (v. i.): To spring down, get down, or descend, as from on horseback or from a carriage; to dismount.

Ascend (v. i.): To move upward; to mount; to go up; to rise; -- opposed to descend.

Descend (v. i.): To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.

Majorat (a.): Property, landed or funded, so attached to a title of honor as to descend with it.

Light (v. i.): To descend from flight, and rest, perch, or settle, as a bird or insect.

Descend (v. i.): To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.

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Meaning of Descend

Descend means: 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.

Meaning of Descend

Descend means: 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.

Meaning of Fall

Fall means: To Descend, either suddenly or gradually; particularly, to descend by the force of gravity; to drop; to sink; as, the apple falls; the tide falls; the mercury falls in the barometer.

Meaning of Down

Down means: To go down; to descend.

Meaning of Descended

Descended means: of Descend

Meaning of Dismount

Dismount means: To come down; to descend.

Meaning of Descending

Descending means: of Descend

Meaning of Redescend

Redescend means: To descend again.

Meaning of Lighten

Lighten means: To descend; to light.

Meaning of Descend

Descend means: To enter mentally; to retire.

Meaning of Descend

Descend means: To move toward the south, or to the southward.

Meaning of Descendible

Descendible means: That may descend from an ancestor to an heir.

Meaning of Avale

Avale means: To descend; to fall; to dismount.

Meaning of Pregravitate

Pregravitate means: To descend by gravity; to sink.

Meaning of Stoop

Stoop means: To descend from rank or dignity; to condescend.

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