English

Definition of 'descend'

See related content

Synonyms of "descend"
Synonyms of "descend"
French Translation of "descend"
French Translation of "descend"
Translator
Translator
Pronunciation Playlists
Pronunciation Playlists
Word of the day : minimoto
Word of the day : minimoto
Spanish Translation of "descend"
Spanish Translation of "descend"
NEW from Collins!
NEW from Collins!
Easy Learning English Grammar
Easy Learning English Grammar

Video: pronunciation of 'descend'

Example sentences containing 'descend'

These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
After each airstrike, people descend on rubble searching for wood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These people just descended into this kind of class envy mania. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And many of us will be descended from people who fought there. The Sun (2015)Now you may descend the spiral staircase to find a golf simulator instead. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Is there a correct side on which to climb or descend a staircase? Times, Sunday Times (2007) People would descend on the house. Times, Sunday Times (2010)About 3,000 people descended upon the venue for the official party. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As you near the final square, you descend through a staircase and pass down through a stone tunnel. Christianity Today (2000)We are told that we have an obesity epidemic, as if it were some weird disease which has descended upon people. The Sun (2014)A long, sultry heat descends on the hills. Jack Turner SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004) People descend and spend their money, but it doesn't stay in the local economy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But underneath there are three huge floors of basement, accessed by a descending spiral staircase that drops past an astonishingly beautiful sheet of underground rock. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Around it are lawns so peaceful you would scarcely know that 70,000 people are descending on an arena barely 200 yards away. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'descend'

go down, come down, walk down, move down

Trends of 'descend'

In Common Usage. descend is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

View usage over:

Translations for 'descend'

British English: descend /dɪˈsɛnd/ VERB
If you descend, or if you descend something, you move downwards.
We descended to the cellar.
She descended one flight of stairs.
  • American English: descend
  • Arabic: يَنْحَدِرُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: descer
  • Chinese: 下降
  • Croatian: sići
  • Czech: sestoupit
  • Danish: stige ned
  • Dutch: afdalen
  • European Spanish: descender
  • Finnish: laskeutua
  • French: descendre
  • German: hinabgehen
  • Greek: κατεβαίνω
  • Italian: scendere
  • Japanese: 降りる
  • Korean: 내려가다
  • Norwegian: gå ned
  • Polish: zejść
  • European Portuguese: descer
  • Romanian: a coborî
  • Russian: спускаться
  • Spanish: descender
  • Swedish: härstamma
  • Thai: ลงมา
  • Turkish: inmek alçalmak
  • Ukrainian: спускатися
  • Vietnamese: đi xuống

Source

Definition of descend from the Collins English Dictionary
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
#moon50
The moon is at the forefront of our minds as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’ on 20th July, 1969. This month, we’ve been exploring lunar terminology, as well as looking at how the moon has woven itself into the fabric of our everyday language.
Read more
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
Read more
Collins English Dictionary Apps
Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android.
Read more
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Read more
Word lists
We have almost 200 lists of words from topics as varied as types of butterflies, jackets, currencies, vegetables and knots! Amaze your friends with your new-found knowledge!
Read more
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.
Read more
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Updated with all the very latest new words and senses, this new 13th edition is an unparalleled resource for word lovers, word gamers, and word geeks everywhere. #homeoflivingenglish
Read more
New collocations added to dictionary
Collocations are words that are often used together and are brilliant at providing natural sounding language for your speech and writing.
Read more
Create an account and sign in to access this FREE content
Register now or login in to access