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Descend

Descend is sometimes a misspelling of descended.

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Definition of the verb descend

What does descend mean as a doing word?

Descend is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: descended | descending | descends

  1. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  2. come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    • example: She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of descend: come / derive
  3. do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of descend: condescend / deign
    • more generic words: act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
  4. come as if by falling
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of descend: fall / settle
    • more generic word: come = come to pass

Alternative definition of the verb descend

verb

  1. [intransitive] 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
  2. [intransitive] To enter mentally; to retire. [Poetic]
  3. [intransitive] To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence; -- with on or upon.
  4. [intransitive] 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.
  5. [intransitive] To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
  6. [intransitive] 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.
  7. [intransitive, anatomy] To move toward the south, or to the southward.
  8. [intransitive, music] To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
  9. [transitive] 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.

Group

Descend is a musical group.

  • album: "Through the Eyes of the Burdened"

Music

  1. "Descend" is a musical album of My Shameful.
    • released in (7 years ago)
  2. "Descend" is a musical album of Darren Harper.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Descend" is a composition.
  4. "Descend" is a musical EP of Against Nature.
    • released on (6 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Descend

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Google previewGuide to Convolutional Neural Networks (2017)

A Practical Application to Traffic-Sign Detection and Classification by Hamed Habibi Aghdam, Elnaz Jahani Heravi

Mini-batch gradient descend Mini-batch gradient descend is an optimization technique which tries to solve the high variance issue of...

Google previewThe Westminster Review (1835)

The fortune and circumstances of him upon whom the property of the father will descend is that which gives the tone to that society in which a family is placed, and the artificial accumulation of wealth upon one has thus the effect of raising the ...

Google previewPansegrouw's Crossword Dictionary (1994)

by Louisa Pansegrouw

vituperative derogatory remark slur, snide derrick crane derrick pole mast derrière buttocks derry ballad dervish's cap taj descend alight, degenerate, derive, issue, originate, plummet, sink, slant, tumble descend abruptly plunge descendant ...

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Usage statistics about descend

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb descend:

deigndescendderivesettlefallcome

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb descend and its most common antonym:

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Descend Meaning

Video shows what descend means. 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, ...

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Quotes about Descend

No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver. (Kahlil Gibran)
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Scrabble value of D2E1S1C3E1N1D2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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