Definition of scend in English:

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Pronunciation: /send/
(also send) archaic


1The push or surge created by a wave.
Example sentences
  • To each foaming scend the ship drove in a curtsey of fury.
1.1A pitching or surging movement of a vessel.


[no object]
(Of a vessel) pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
Example sentences
  • She scended forward, heavily and sickly, on the long swell.


Late 15th century (as a verb): alteration of send1 or descend. The noun dates from the early 18th century.

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Syllabification: scend

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