verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- descartes' law,
- descartes, rené,
- descemet's membrane,
Origin of descend
Examples from the Web for descend
Even before she could descend to tell her story, rumors were spreading to discredit her.
Just one more note of caution before we descend down the rapids of morality and ethics.Never Forget? The CIA Report and the Problem With Hindsight|Philip Mudd|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So they had to make me this waterproof renaissance gown and I would have to descend into the hot tub for rehearsal.Michaela Watkins: Fired From ‘SNL’ To Hollywood’s Funniest Scene-Stealer|Kevin Fallon|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So I never allow myself to take anything for granted (or the fanged writing gods will descend on me).
Good news for the East Coast: the millions of cicadas about to descend on our fine region are basically a swarm of free meals.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It meant, too, that the additional disgrace of being summarily dismissed would not descend upon her.The Trail Horde|Charles Alden Seltzer
We descend into it by a flight of steps, and the depth of water it contains varies with the height of the Tiber.Walks in Rome|Augustus J.C. Hare
Then he strode away, stepped through the trapdoor, began to descend, disappeared.Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
From these you will discern the valley, and can descend into it.The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories|Lydia Maria Child
They then began to descend the stairs, and Azgid, observing a couple of figures on the landing, asked the Vizier who they were.
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for descend
c.1300, from Old French descendre (10c.) "descend, dismount; fall into; originate in," from Latin descendere "come down, descend, sink," from de- "down" (see de-) + scandere "to climb," from PIE root *skand- "jump" (see scan (v.)). Sense of "originate" is late 14c. in English. Related: Descended; descending.