Character 10
Hyphenation de scend ing
Pronunciations /dɪˈsɛndɪŋ/

Definitions and meanings of "Descending"

What do we mean by descending?

To pass from a higher to a lower place; to move downwards; to come or go down in any way, for example by falling, flowing, walking, climbing etc.

To enter mentally; to retire.

(with on or upon) To make an attack, or incursion, as if from a vantage ground; to come suddenly and with violence.

To come down to a lower, less fortunate, humbler, less virtuous, or worse, state or rank; to lower or abase oneself

To pass from the more general or important to the specific or less important matters to be considered.

To come down, as from a source, original, or stock

To be derived (from)

To proceed by generation or by transmission; to happen by inheritance.

To move toward the south, or to the southward.

To fall in pitch; to pass from a higher to a lower tone.

To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of

Synonyms and Antonyms for Descending

The word "descending" in example sentences

The title descending to heir males, I must have the title by outliving my brother, if I do, but hang it all, she [sic] has a daughter, and she will have the estates. " ❋ Unknown (1847)

The Cheshire cat's wide, puckish smile descending from the heavens as a crescent moon; the caterpillar puffing opiate smoke into the face of Alice and snobbishly asking, Who ... ❋ Unknown (2009)

The Israelis fired live ammunition from an Israeli helicopter onto the top deck of the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara, before soldiers boarded the vessel by descending from the aircraft. ❋ Marjorie Cohn (2010)

The thing descending from the sky was unmistakably an or­nate ornithopter, wrought in the shape of a gigantic condor, enameled in blue, scarlet, and green. ❋ Blue Tyson (2010)

So without further ado, the 10 lines that had us chortling (yes, I said chortling) hardest (in descending order): ❋ Unknown (2009)

The entrance was by way of a flight of steps descending from the side-walk to what was properly the cellar of the building. ❋ Unknown (2010)

We are well versed in the Christ-figure teacher film, in which a professional (often from another profession, and frequently descending from the suburbs) comes to save youths and appease liberal strains in the multiplex. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The other breeds on this year's top 10 include, in descending order: Yorkshire terrier, German shepherd, golden retriever, beagle, boxer, dachshund, poodle and shih tzu. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Which four tech giants get the most ink, screen, and airtime, in descending order? ❋ Dan Tynan (2010)

List them in descending order of importance for you. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Because ingredients are listed in descending order by weight, if I'm in the mood for chocolate, I'd rather see it listed first than seventh. ❋ Jennifer LaRue Huget (2010)

Does or doesn't Behe consider the ball across the goal line in the specific case of chimps and humans descending from a common ancestor via the unguided process accepted by biologists? ❋ Unknown (2009)

Saxon, brooding over her problem of retaining Billy's love, of never staling the freshness of their feeling for each other and of never descending from the heights which at present they were treading, felt herself impelled toward Mrs. Higgins. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Rounding out the top five smart cities are in descending rank, San Francisco, San Jose, Raleigh, N.C., and Boston. ❋ Melissa Bell (2010)

Blues and twos and then a ramp descending from the pursuit car as the officer wheels herself out and sets off down the hard shoulder. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2009)

The different sticks are (in descending point value) cerf, chevreuil, renard, blaireau, and lièvre -- and of course the same animals in German. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Which four tech giants get the most ink, screen, and airtime, in descending order? a. Apple, Google, Twitter, Facebook ❋ Dan Tynan (2010)

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