descent (Meaning)

Wordnet

descent (n)

a movement downward

properties attributable to your ancestry

the act of changing your location in a downward direction

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

a downward slope or bend

the descendants of one individual

Webster

descent (n.)

The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.

Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

That which is descended; descendants; issue.

A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

Lowest place; extreme downward place.

A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

descent Sentence Examples

  1. The descent of the airplane was smooth and gradual, providing passengers with a comfortable journey.
  2. The mountain climber carefully planned her descent, considering the terrain and weather conditions.
  3. The descent into madness was gradual, marked by increasingly erratic behavior.
  4. With each step, the hikers made their descent down the steep trail.
  5. The family watched with excitement as the hot air balloon began its gentle descent toward the landing site.
  6. The descent of the elevator was swift, taking the passengers to the ground floor in seconds.
  7. During the descent into the valley, the travelers were mesmerized by the breathtaking scenery.
  8. The descent of the roller coaster thrilled riders as they plummeted down the steep track.
  9. As the sun began its slow descent below the horizon, the sky was painted with vibrant hues.
  10. The descent of the spacecraft into the atmosphere was a tense moment for mission control.

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The descent of the airplane was smooth and gradual, providing passengers with a comfortable journey.

The mountain climber carefully planned her descent, considering the terrain and weather conditions.

The descent into madness was gradual, marked by increasingly erratic behavior.

With each step, the hikers made their descent down the steep trail.