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scend

Syllabification: scend
Pronunciation: /send
 
/
(also send) archaic

Definition of scend in English:

noun

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.

verb

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(Of a vessel) pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
Example sentences
  • She scended forward, heavily and sickly, on the long swell.

Origin

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

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