descend descend  /dɪs ˈɛnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
  2. (v) come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
  3. (v) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
  4. (v) come as if by falling

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Cat fanciers descend on New York's Madison Square Garden for the fifth annual CFA-IAMS Cat Championships.
  2. Canines from across the country descend on New York for the institution's 133rd installment.
  3. In such cases, the testes never descend from the abdomen and the genitalia may resemble female genitalia.

News

  1. Wimbledon to Showcase Top Tennis and the Art of Waiting

    Tennis fans will descend on Wimbledon from Sunday to join the line of the year in which thousands wait patiently to see their sporting idols during the two week championship.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Tennis-Wimbledon to showcase top tennis - and the art of waiting

    * Tennis fans to descend on Wimbledon from Sunday * Thousands set to camp and line up for tickets * Scattered showers forecast for start of championships By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Tennis fans will descend on Wimbledon from Sunday to join Britain's line of the year in which thousands wait patiently to see their sporting idols during the two week championship. ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Union protests Jason's Deli in Loop over fired employee

    Protesters descend on Jason's Deli in the Loop on Thursday to protest the firing of a worker who was terminated after she complained about sexual harrassment and racial slurs.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Quotes

  1. "The next president must explain how he or she intends to bring that war to the swiftest possible conclusion without exacerbating a sectarian conflict that could quickly descend into genocide, destabilizing the entire Middle East, and enabling our...
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CNSNews.com

  2. "If we were to allow our enemies to prevail in Iraq, the violence that is now declining would accelerate and Iraq could descend into chaos," Bush said. "Al-Qaida would regain its lost sanctuaries and establish new ones fomenting violence and...
    on Mar 19, 2008 By: President Bush Source: Blogger News Network (blog)

  3. Once Iraq's neighbors "know we are genuinely leaving, I think all of a sudden the fear of God will descend upon them and say, 'We've got to get involved in this thing,' he said. It can't be something that is precipitous, but I do believe that it...
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: George Voinovich Source: Forbes

Word of the Day
untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /