Associations to the word «Descend»


DESCEND, verb. (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
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) (poetic) To enter mentally; to retire.
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) (with on or upon) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence.
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or station; to lower or abase one's self
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) To pass from the more general or important to the particular or less important matters to be considered.
DESCEND, verb. (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.
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) (anatomy) To move toward the south, or to the southward.
DESCEND, verb. (intransitive) (music) To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.
DESCEND, verb. (transitive) To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of
DESCEND UPON, verb. To visit in large numbers

Dictionary definition

DESCEND, verb. 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".
DESCEND, verb. 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".
DESCEND, verb. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity.
DESCEND, verb. Come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.