Definitions for descend

Definitions for (verb) descend

Main entry: descend, settle, fall

Definition: come as if by falling

Usage: Night fell; Silence fell

Main entry: go down, come down, fall, descend

Definition: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

Usage: The temperature is going down; The barometer is falling; The curtain fell on the diva; Her hand went up and then fell again

Main entry: deign, descend, condescend

Definition: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity

Main entry: derive, descend, come

Definition: come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example

Usage: She was descended from an old Italian noble family; he comes from humble origins

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