Definition of scend in English:


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


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


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(Of a vessel) pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
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  • 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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