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Meaning of Descent in English

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Descent

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Noun

1. descent

a movement downward

2. descent, extraction, origin

properties attributable to your ancestry

Example Sentences:
'he comes from good origins'

3. descent

the act of changing your location in a downward direction

4. descent, filiation, line of descent, lineage

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

6. ancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock

the descendants of one individual

Example Sentences:
'his entire lineage has been warriors'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Descent

see synonyms of descent
noun
1. 
the act of descending
2. 
a downward slope or inclination
3. 
a passage, path, or way leading downwards
4. 
derivation from an ancestor or ancestral group; lineage
5. 
(in genealogy) a generation in a particular lineage
6. 
a decline or degeneration
7. 
a movement or passage in degree or state from higher to lower
8. (often foll by on)
a sudden and overwhelming arrival or attack
9. property law
(formerly) the transmission of real property to the heir on an intestacy

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Descent

see synonyms of descent
noun
1. 
a descending; coming down or going down
2. 
lineage; ancestry
3. 
one generation (in a specified lineage)
4. 
a downward slope
5. 
a way down or downward
6. 
a sudden attack, raid, or invasion (on or upon)
7. 
a decline; fall
8. 
a stooping (to an act)
9.  Law
transference (of property) to heirs or offspring by inheritance

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Descent

see synonyms of descent
n.
1. The act or an instance of descending: the slow descent of the scuba divers.
2.
a. A way down: fashioned a descent with an ice axe.
b. A downward incline or passage; a slope: watched the stones roll down the descent.
3. Hereditary derivation; lineage: a person of African descent.
4. The fact or process of being derived or developing from a source: a paper tracing the descent of the novel from old picaresque tales.
5. Law Transmission of property, especially real estate, to a hereditary heir by an intestate owner.
6. A lowering or decline, as in status or level: Her career went into a rapid descent after the charges of misconduct.
7. A sudden visit or attack; an onslaught: the descent of the marauders on the settlement.

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