Definitions for descent

Definitions for (noun) descent

Main entry: descent

Definition: the act of changing your location in a downward direction

Main entry: extraction, origin, descent

Definition: properties attributable to your ancestry

Usage: he comes from good origins

Main entry: descent

Definition: a movement downward

Main entry: pedigree, parentage, origin, blood, blood line, bloodline, ancestry, line, line of descent, lineage, descent, stemma, stock

Definition: the descendants of one individual

Usage: his entire lineage has been warriors

Main entry: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall

Definition: a downward slope or bend

Main entry: line of descent, lineage, descent, filiation

Definition: the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors

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