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descended, past tense; descends, 3rd person singular present; descended, past participle; descending, present participle;
  1. Move or fall downward
    • - the aircraft began to descend
  2. Move down (a slope or stairs)
    • - the vehicle descended a ramp
  3. (of stairs, a road or path, or a piece of land) Be on a slope or incline and extend downward
    • - a side road descended into the forest
    • - a narrow flight of stairs descended a steep slope
  4. Come or go down a scale, esp. from the superior to the inferior
    • - the categories are listed in descending order of usefulness
  5. (of sound) Become lower in pitch
    • - a passage of descending chords
  6. Act in a specified shameful way that is far below one's usual standards
    • - she descended to self-pity
  7. (of a situation or group of people) Reach (a state considered undesirable or shameful)
    • - the army had descended into chaos
  8. Make a sudden attack on
    • - the militia descended on Rye
  9. Make an unexpected and typically unwelcome visit to
    • - treasure-seekers descended upon the site
  10. (of a feeling or atmosphere) Develop suddenly and be felt throughout a place or by a person or group of people
    • - an air of gloom descended on the Democratic Party headquarters
  11. (of night or darkness) Begin to occur
    • - as the winter darkness descended, the fighting ceased
  12. Be a blood relative of (a specified, typically illustrious ancestor)
    • - she is descended from Charles II
  13. (of an asset) Pass by inheritance, typically from parent to child
    • - his lands descended to his eldest son

  1. 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"
  2. derive: 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"
  3. condescend: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  4. fall: come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
  5. descending(a): coming down or downward
  6. (descent) a movement downward
  7. (Descending (Psychic TV album)) Descending is a live album by Psychic TV. The album was recorded live in Rouen, France at the "Exo 7" on June 01, 1984. Initial copies came with an oversized booklet. Later copies came in a jewel-case with standard booklet and were limited to 5000 numbered copies.
  8. (Descent (aircraft)) A descent during air travel is any portion where an aircraft decreases altitude, and is the opposite of an ascent or climb. Descents are an essential component of an approach to landing. ...
  9. (Descent (category theory)) In mathematics, the idea of descent has come to stand for a very general idea, extending the intuitive idea of 'gluing' in topology. ...
  10. (Descent (Dead Zone)) The following is a list of episodes from the USA Network original series The Dead Zone. The series debuted on June 16, 2002.
  11. (Descent (film)) Descent is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Talia Lugacy and starring Rosario Dawson and Chad Faust.
  12. (Descent (font)) In typography, a typeface is a set of one or more fonts, in one or more sizes, designed with stylistic unity, each comprising a coordinated set of glyphs. ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. (descension) Descent; the act of descending. [from 15th c.]; The descent below the horizon of a celestial body. [16th-19th c.]
  15. (descent) An instance of descending; A way down; A sloping passage or incline; Lineage or hereditary derivation; A drop to a lower status or condition
  16. (Descending) Running down the stalk; used in reference to gills or pores.
  17. (descending) a melodic line that goes downward in pitch. Related terms: arch, ascending.
  18. (Descending) Away from the cerebral cortex (in the context of CNS pathways)
  19. (Descending) Planets appear to be descending between the tenth house cusp via the descendant and that of the fourth, when they begin to ascend. Descending planets are considered weaker than ascending ones.
  20. (Descending) improve your safety, efficiency and confidence to fly down hill
  21. (Descending) to arrange alphabetically--Z to A (WORDS/TEXT) or to arrange numerically--Largest to Smallest (NUMBERS
  22. (descending) a sort in which the values of items decreases.
  23. (descending) when the disc lines the upper tubular part of the hypanthium, or slopes downwards towards the valves
  24. (descent) Acquisition of property through inheritance laws when there is no will (when a person dies intestate).
  25. (DESCENT) Succession to ownership of an estate by inheritance. Title by which one person, upon death of another, acquires real estate of the latter as an heir at law. The person who inherits is controlled by state statutes.