• (n.) The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.
  • (n.) Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.
  • (n.) 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.
  • (n.) Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.
  • (n.) Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.
  • (n.) Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.
  • (n.) That which is descended; descendants; issue.
  • (n.) A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.
  • (n.) Lowest place; extreme downward place.
  • (n.) A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

Compare descent with other words:

descant vs. descent

descent vs. pedigree

descent vs. race

descent vs. seed

decline vs. descent

descent vs. syngenesis

descension vs. descent

descendible vs. descent

condescendence vs. descent

descendant vs. descent

descent vs. downhill

descent vs. slope

descent vs. mobile

accent vs. descent

arrive vs. descent

decent vs. descent

descent vs. plunge

descent vs. dissent

descent vs. traverse

descent vs. lightening

descent vs. devolution

descender vs. descent

condescension vs. descent

descent vs. escarpment

descent vs. lineally

descent vs. inherit

descent vs. tuesday

dago vs. descent

descent vs. extraction

descent vs. genealogy

descent vs. gens

descend vs. descent

condition vs. descent

descent vs. status

descent vs. lower

descent vs. drop

descent vs. hereditary

descent vs. incline

descent vs. passage

descent vs. sloping

descent vs. down

descending vs. descent

descent vs. way

ascent vs. descent

descent vs. pentecost

descent vs. kindred

descent vs. invasion

descent vs. purchase

derivation vs. descent

content vs. descent

aryan vs. descent

avalanche vs. descent

descent vs. entail

descent vs. egyptian

descent vs. paraguayan

degree vs. descent

austrian vs. descent

armenian vs. descent

descent vs. kin

descent vs. nationality

descent vs. englishman

descent vs. fall

black vs. descent

albanian vs. descent