Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: descend
IPA transcription: [dɪs'ɛnd]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: descend, fall, go_down, come_down
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: derive, come, descend
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: condescend, deign, descend
    Meaning: do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
Usage examples
  • She must wait patiently until her perquisites descend.
  • Jim saw the revolving arms descend within a foot of his head.
  • Let us now descend to the particulars of these general rules.
  • We have to descend; the stomach's inexorable claims demand it.
  • The monoplane had to descend, for it was in danger of turning turtle.
  • In the evening at the command of the god Shamash the rains began to descend.
  • The jangada continued to descend; but what a labyrinth the Amazon now appeared!
  • "No; we shall descend at a slow rate, and our lungs will become inured to a denser atmosphere.
  • It would be too much to expect Sir Walter to descend into a small house in his own neighbourhood.
  • Better, they advised, go overland eastward to a great peaceful river and descend that to the sea.