- [C][U]下降,降下; 沦落 the process of going down
- [C]下坡 a way down; downward way
- [U]血统,出身,门第 family origins of the stated type
a movement downward
properties attributable to your ancestry;
"he comes from good origins"
the act of changing your location in a downward direction
the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
a downward slope or bend
the descendants of one individual;
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
- There was a descent of temperature after rain.
- The trail zigzagged down the abrupt descent of the canyon.
- He traces his descent back to an old norman family.
- Many Americans are of English descent.
- The Danes make numerous descent upon the english coast during the 10th century
- His descent into a life of crime made his mother very unhappy.
- Real estate is generally acquired by purchase, by descent and devise, or by gift.
- We watched anxiously during her descent from the tree.
- The descent of the mountain took two hours.
- She is of German descent.
- He is of aristocratic descent.
A chieftain of imperial descent.出自： J. Yeowell
The descent of the genus equus from a five-toed mammal not larger than a pig.出自： J. Fiske
- descent, decent
- 这两个词词形相近（只差一个字母s）、读音相似(decent ［'diːsnt］,descent ［dI'sent］)，但词义完全不同。前者意为“体面的”，是形容词；后者意为“血统”，是名词。