HyperDic: descent

English > 6 senses of the word descent:
NOUNeventdescenta movement downward
attributedescent, origin, extractionproperties attributable to your ancestry
actdescentthe act of changing your location in a downward direction
relationdescent, line of descent, lineage, filiationthe kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
objectdescent, declivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslopea downward slope or bend
groupdescent, lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stockthe descendants of one individual
descent > pronunciation
Soundsdihseh'nt
Rhymesaccent ... vent: 69 rhymes with ehnt...
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA movement downward.
Narrowerdrop, fallA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
lighteningdescent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy
setThe descent of a heavenly body below the horizon
shower, cascadeA sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
sinkingA descent as through liquid / liquid (especially through water)
slide(geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.
Broaderchange of location, travelA movement through space that changes the location of something
Spanishbajada, descenso
Catalanbaixada, descens
Verbsdescendmove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningProperties attributable to your ancestry.
Synonymsorigin, extraction
Narrowerfull blooddescent from parents both of one pure breed
Broaderancestry, lineage, derivation, filiationinherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Spanishascendencia, cuna, extracción, origen
Catalanascendència, cuna, origen
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of changing your location in a downward direction.
Narrowercrash diveA rapid descent by a submarine
dive, nose dive, nosediveA steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
dropThe act of dropping something
flop, collapseThe act of throwing yourself down
jump, parachutingdescent with a parachute
rappel, abseil(mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
swoopA swift descent through the air
Broadermotion, movement, moveThe act of changing location from one place to another
Spanishbajada, descenso
Catalanbaixada, descens
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningThe kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors.
Synonymsline of descent, lineage, filiation
Narrowerbilateral descentline of descent traced through both the maternal and paternal sides of the family
unilateral descentline of descent traced through one side of the family
Broaderkinship, family relationship, relationship(anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Spanishlinaje
Catalanllinatge
Verbsdescendcome from
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 5, object
MeaningA downward slope or bend.
Synonymsdeclivity, fall, decline, declination, declension, downslope
NarrowerdownhillThe downward slope of a hill
steepA steep place (as on a hill)
Broaderslope, incline, sideAn elevated geological formation
Oppositeascent, acclivity, rise, raise, climb, upgradeAn upward slope or grade (as in a road)
Spanishbajada, caída, declinación, declive, declividad, descenso, inclinación, pendiente
Catalanbaixada, baixant, caiguda, declinació, declivi, inclinació, rost
English > descent: 6 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningThe descendants of one individual.
Synonymslineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
Narrowerfamily, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, sept, phratryPeople descended from a common ancestor
sideA family line of descent
Broadergenealogy, family treesuccessive generations of kin
Spanishabolengo, árbol genealógico, ascendencia, casta, descendencia, estirpe, linaje, línea de descendencia, línea de sangre, línea, origen, parentela, parentesco, pedigrí, saga, sangre
Catalandescendència, estirp, llinatge, nissaga, origen, pedigrí
Verbsdescendcome from

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