Definition of DESCEND

verb : DESCEND

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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. (

    ) 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" ;

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