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English noun: descent

1. descent (event) a movement downward


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Narrower (hyponym)cascade, drop, fall, lightening, set, shower, sinking, slide

2. descent (attribute) properties attributable to your ancestry


SamplesHe comes from good origins.


Synonymsextraction, origin


Broader (hypernym)ancestry, derivation, filiation, lineage


Narrower (hyponym)full blood

3. descent (act) the act of changing your location in a downward direction


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement


Narrower (hyponym)abseil, collapse, crash dive, dive, drop, flop, jump, nose dive, nosedive, parachuting, rappel, swoop

4. descent the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors


Synonymsfiliation, line of descent, lineage


Broader (hypernym)family relationship, kinship, relationship


Narrower (hyponym)bilateral descent, unilateral descent

5. descent (object) a downward slope or bend


Synonymsdeclension, declination, decline, declivity, downslope, fall


Broader (hypernym)incline, side, slope


Narrower (hyponym)downhill, steep


Antonymsacclivity, ascent, climb, upgrade, raise, rise

6. descent (group) the descendants of one individual


SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.


Synonymsancestry, blood, blood line, bloodline, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock


Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy


Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side









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