Translation of descend in Spanish:
- 1 (move downwards)Example sentences
- Caroline leapt out of the van as heavy rain began to descend.
- Huge drops of falling rain descended from the heavy clouds above.
- Doors slid silently closed behind him and he began to descend.
- Angel walked the hallways without trouble until she turned at the right hallway and saw several flights of steps descending before her.
- Broad flights of steps descended directly into the azure water.
- She pushed a button, and a large flight of stairs descended from the ship to the ground.
- 2 2.1 (in importance)descender [formal]Example sentences2.2
also: descending present participledescending scale (Music)escala (feminine) diacrónica descendentein descending orderen orden decreciente or descendentein descending order of importanceen orden decreciente or descendente de importancia
- You can also choose to display from 10 to 100 items per page, in descending or ascending order.
- You can then decide on posting order: whether alphabetically or by date, ascending or descending.
- This will either sort the list ascending or descending.
- 3 (set in)(mist)
abatirse [literary]Example sentences
- My depression descends on me really suddenly, and… when I am there I can't… move… within it.
- A thick tension descended on them suddenly as their eyes locked.
- I'm not sure if it was because of the laughing or because of the sudden depression that descended upon me.
- It was now a matter of time before the moonless darkness of night descended.
- During autumn and winter, darkness descends at about 4pm and the area dies once children have left the two local schools.
- Darkness was beginning to descend and it was time for the happy couple to make the long journey home again where Mick's plan was to have a few pints in his local before closing time.
- 4 (stoop)to descend
tosomething/ -ingrebajarseI wouldn't descend to lying aalgo/+ infinitiveno me rebajaría a mentirdon't descend to his levelno te pongas a su nivelExample sentences
- Politics now dominates - and the level of civility descends to new lows.
- Sometimes the physical instincts are elevated to a spiritual level and often the spiritual being descends to a baser life.
- Anyone who descends to such cheap jibes with nothing more substantial to say is just making himself ridiculous.
- 5 5.1 (be descended)to descend
dealguienExample sentences5.2 (be inherited)
(tradition/custom)this ring has descended through generations
- The findings show that more than 95 percent of dogs in this group were descended from three original female ancestors.
- This character is common to all animals as the result of their being descended from a common multicellular ancestor that also possessed this character.
- White hart deer graze the lawns, said to be descended from two white harts given by Elizabeth 1 to her god-child.
provenireste anillo ha ido pasando de generación en generaciónconcepts which descend to us from the Greeksconceptos que nos vienen or que hemos heredado de los griegosExample sentences
- Heathcliff dies intestate, the property descends - as it should - to the young lovers, and the two great houses revert to their dynastic owners.
- In accordance with Colonel Brooke's will, her property descended to her daughter, whose husband thus became possessed of a respectable income
- He remarried, and after his own death in 1556, his property descended to his son William.
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