descend


descend
1. II
descend in some manner
1) descend steeply (sharply, gradually, unexpectedly, etc.) круто и т. д. снижаться /спускаться/; the road descends slopingly дорога постепенно идет вниз
2) she descended gracefully (noiselessly, hastily, etc.) она спускалась изящно и т. д.; the carriage descended quickly карета быстро съехала /спустилась/; we descended on foot мы спустились пешком
2. III
descend smth. descend a flight of stairs (a hill, a mountain, etc.) спускаться /сходить/ по лестнице и т. д., they saw the soldiers descending the hill они увидели спускающихся по холму солдат
3. XI
be descended in some, manner be well descended происходить из хорошего рода, иметь благородное происхождение; be descended from smb., smth. be descended from a peasant family происходить из крестьянской семьи; be -ed from the Hampshire branch of the family принадлежать к Гемпширской ветви этого рода; be descended from apes происходить от обезьян; he is descended from Puritan ancestors он ведет свой род от пуритан
4. XVI
1) descend (in)to (from, over, etc.) smth. descend into the drawing-room (into a court, into a mine, into a well, etc.) спуститься в гостиную и т. д.; descend to a river спускаться к реке; descend to a plain выходить на равнину (с гор); the bathyscaphe descended to the bottom of the sea батискаф опустился на дно моря; descend from a hill (from a mountain, from the top, from a tower, etc.) спускаться с холма и т. д; descend from a horse (from a tree, etc.) слезть с лошади и т. д.; descend from a carriage выйти /вылезти/ из экипажа; а balloon descended in the field воздушный шар спустился на поле; the sun slowly descended over the hills солнце медленно опустилось за холмы
2) descend to smth. descend to smb.'s level (to a mean action, to meanness, etc.) опускаться до чьего-л. уровня и т. д.; you would never descend to fraud ты никогда не опустишься до мошенничества
3) descend upon smb., smth. descend upon the sleeping enemy (upon an unprotected village, etc.descend [неожиданно] напасть на спящего противника и т. д.; the plague descended upon the district на район внезапно напала чума; the Goths descended upon Rome готы [неожиданно] обрушились на Рим; they all descended upon us они все [неожиданно] нагрянули к нам; а feeling of sadness descended upon him его охватила таем /печаль/
4) descend from smb., smth. he descends from this branch of the family он принадлежит к этой ветви рода; he descends from good stock он [происходит] из хорошей семьи; he descends from the Normans он потомок норманнов

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • Descend — De*scend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Descended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Descending}.] [F. descendre, L. descendere, descensum; de + scandere to climb. See {Scan}.] 1. To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descend — ► VERB 1) move down or downwards. 2) slope or lead downwards. 3) (descend to) lower oneself to commit (a shameful act). 4) (descend on) make a sudden attack on or unwelcome visit to. 5) (be descended from) be a blood relative of (an a …   English terms dictionary

  • descend — c.1300, from O.Fr. descendre (10c.) descend, dismount; fall into; originate in, from L. descendere come down, descend, sink, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + scandere to climb, from PIE root *skand jump (see SCAN (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • descend — [v1] move down, lower a cascade, cataract, cave in*, coast, collapse, crash, crouch, decline, deplane, detrain, dip, disembark, dismount, dive, dribble*, drop, fall, fall prostrate, get down, get off, go down, gravitate, ground, incline, light,… …   New thesaurus

  • Descend — De*scend , v. t. To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder. [1913 Webster] But never tears his cheek descended. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • descend — de·scend /di send/ vi: to pass by inheritance de·scen·di·bil·i·ty / ˌsen də bi lə tē/ n de·scend·ible / sen də bəl/ adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • descend on — index attack Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • descend — descend, dismount, alight mean to get or come down from a height. One descends when one climbs down a slope (as of a hill or mountain), a ladder, a step, a stair, a wall, or a tree; one dismounts when one gets down from a horse or from a bicycle… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • descend — [dē send′, disend′] vi. [ME descenden < OFr descendre < L descendere, to climb down, fall < de , down + scandere, to climb < ? IE base * skend , * skand , to leap > Gr skandalon (> SCANDAL), Sans Skandati, (he) leaps] 1. to move …   English World dictionary

  • descend — de|scend [dıˈsend] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: descendre, from Latin scandere to climb ] 1.) [I and T] formal to move from a higher level to a lower one ≠ ↑ascend ▪ Our plane started to descend. ▪ I heard his footsteps descending… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • descend — verb 1 (I, T) formal to move from a higher level to a lower one: The plane started to descend. (+ from): He descended slowly from the railway carriage. | descend sth: Mrs Danvers descended the stairs. opposite ascend 2 (I) literary if darkness,… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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