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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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