Titles listed in descending order of importance; notes that descended to the lower register.
An example of descend is when a plane starts to move down or descend before landing.
An example of descend is when a hill goes in a downward direction.
An example of descend is when a musician starts to lower his voice and sing deeper notes.
An example of descend is when you slip into being insane.
An example of descend is when a party gets out of control and turns into chaos.
An example of descend is when your in-laws show up at your house for a surprise visit.
A road that descended the mountain in sharp curves.
Summer tourists descending on the seashore village.
I descended the staircase into the basement.
He is descended from pioneers.
The estate descended to the nephew.
[He] with holiest meditations fed, Into himself descended. John Milton.
And on the suitors let thy wrath descend. Alexander Pope.
He descended from his high estate.
The beggar may descend from a prince.
A crown descends to the heir.
They descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
But never tears his cheek descended. Byron.
- To be related to (an ancestor) by genetic descent from an individual or individuals in a previous generation:She claims to be descended from European royalty.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of descend
- Middle English descenden from Old French descendre from Latin dēscendere dē- de- scandere to climb skand- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition