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Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
Daniel Boone

Meaning of "descending" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESCENDING

descending  [dɪˈsɛndɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESCENDING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Descending is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DESCENDING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Descending

Descending is a live album by Psychic TV. The album was recorded live in Rouen, France at the "Exo 7" on June 01, 1984. Initial copies came with an oversized booklet. Later copies came in a jewel-case with standard booklet and were limited to 5000 numbered copies.

Definition of descending in the English dictionary

The definition of descending in the dictionary is in descending order starting with the biggest, most important, highest etc and continuing in decreasing order to end with the smallest, least important, lowest etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESCENDING


ascending
əˈsɛndɪŋ
condescending
ˌkɒndɪˈsɛndɪŋ
contending
kənˈtɛndɪŋ
defending
dɪˈfɛndɪŋ
ending
ˈɛndɪŋ
goaltending
ˈɡəʊlˌtɛndɪŋ
high-spending
ˌhaɪˈspɛndɪŋ
impending
ɪmˈpɛndɪŋ
lending
ˈlɛndɪŋ
mending
ˈmɛndɪŋ
moneylending
ˈmʌnɪlɛndɪŋ
offending
əˈfɛndɪŋ
parascending
ˈpærəˌsɛndɪŋ
pending
ˈpɛndɪŋ
unattending
ˌʌnəˈtɛndɪŋ
unbending
ʌnˈbɛndɪŋ
uncomprehending
ˌʌnkɒmprɪˈhɛndɪŋ
unending
ʌnˈɛndɪŋ
unoffending
ˌʌnəˈfɛndɪŋ
unpretending
ˌʌnprɪˈtɛndɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESCENDING

descanter
Descartes
descend
descendable
descendant
descended
descendent
descender
descendeur
descendible
descension
descensional
descent
Deschamps
deschool
deschooler
descramble
descrambler
describable
describe

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESCENDING

according
binding
bonding
branding
corresponding
demanding
expanding
finding
founding
funding
grinding
landing
outstanding
pounding
sounding
spending
standing
surrounding
understanding
vending
winding

Synonyms and antonyms of descending in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESCENDING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «descending» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of descending

Translation of «descending» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESCENDING

Find out the translation of descending to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of descending from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «descending» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

descendiendo
570 millions of speakers

English

descending
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अवरोही
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تنازلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убывания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

decrescente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাজানো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

descendant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menurun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

absteigend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

降順
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내림차순
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giảm dần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறங்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उतरत्या क्रमाने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Azalan
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discendente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

malejąco
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

убування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

descendent
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φθίνουσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dalende
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Fallande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

synkende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of descending

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESCENDING»

The term «descending» is very widely used and occupies the 9.290 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESCENDING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about descending

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10 QUOTES WITH «DESCENDING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word descending.
1
Daniel Boone
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
2
Anatoli Boukreev
I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.
3
Anatoli Boukreev
I said to Scott that the ascent seemed to be going slowly and that I was concerned descending climbers could possibly run out of oxygen before their return to camp IV.
4
Howard Carter
After clearing 9 metres of the descending passage, in about the middle of the afternoon, we came upon a second sealed doorway, which was almost the exact replica of the first.
5
Marcel Duchamp
In the 'Nude descending a Staircase,' I wanted to create a static image of movement: movement is an abstraction, a deduction articulated within the painting, without our knowing if a real person is or isn't descending an equally real staircase.
6
Timothy Ferriss
As far as income goes, there are three currencies in the world; most people ignore two. The three currencies are time, income and mobility, in descending order of importance. Most people focus exclusively on income.
7
Charles Godfrey Leland
They saw a Dream of Loveliness descending from the train.
8
Amy Lowell
Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
9
Yuichiro Miura
I want to ski down Mount Cho Oyu in the Himalayas when I am 85, descending from a height of 8,201 meters.
10
Miranda Raison
Most shows find themselves descending into sentimentality or earnestness at some point but, with 'Community,' the joke is always on.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESCENDING»

Discover the use of descending in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to descending and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Descending Into Greatness
Learning to put God's kingdom first by choosing to put self second is the secret to finding true satisfaction. This book examines how that is possible by looking at various real-world situations.
Bill Hybels, Rob Wilkins, 2011
2
Majestic Descending
Katherine Adams is taking a cruise on the fabulous Ocean Majestic, the largest and most luxurious ocean liner in the world. This is exactly the break Katherine needs from her demanding Atlanta legal practice.
Mitchell Graham, 2007
3
Orpheus Descending: A Play in Three Acts
A new angle on the old theme--boys masquerading as girls.
Tennessee Williams, 1959
4
Pegasus Descending: A Dave Robicheaux Novel
New Orleans detective Dave Robicheaux finds his peaceful life shattered by the appearance of a woman who is passing stolen money and the suicide of another woman who may be the daughter of Dave's long-time friend.
James Lee Burke, 2007
5
Glory Descending: Michael Ramsey and His Writings
Douglas Dales explores the contours of Ramey's spiritual theology. Finally, the book has been designed as a companion to the Christian liturgical year, making it an invaluable aid to preaching, teaching, and devotions.
Michael Ramsey, Douglas Dales, 2005
6
Caves and the Ancient Greek Mind : Descending Underground in ...
This novel approach enables an examination of religious phenomena not only from the outside, but also from the inside: it penetrates the consciousness of people who were engaged in the vision quest, and demonstrates that the darkness of the ...
Yulia Ustinova, 2009
7
Stella Descending: A Novel
Stella descends, over and over, in the course of this haunting novel.
Linn Ullmann, 2007
8
Darkness Descending: A Novel of World War - And Magic
Now Turtledove returns to the story of a World War in a world where magic works, with this moving second volume.
Harry Turtledove, 2007
9
Shiva Descending
With a massive comet bearing down on earth, the citizens of earth run amok convinced that their is no hope for survival. Reissue.
Gregory Benford, William Rotsler, 1992
10
Icarus Descending
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Elizabeth Hand, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESCENDING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term descending is used in the context of the following news items.
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Forex Technical Analysis: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/CHF, USD …
Eurodollar has reached the target of its descending wave; the pair has formed an ascending impulse and a correction. We think, today, the ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»
2
Baltimore police chief fired in wake of scathing report on Freddie …
The city erupted in protests following his death before descending into riots that attracted international attention and raised serious questions ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
USDJPY: China-Driven Safe Haven Demand Could Expose 120.00 …
More significantly, a close near current levels would represent a bearish breakdown from the pair's six-week descending wedge pattern, which ... «Action Forex, Jul 15»
4
How to break the internet in Europe: throw Tsipras to the lions
But for sheer awesomeness of watching Europe's politics in the raw, nothing could match the sight of the lunatic fringes descending from all ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
5
Comic-Con: Zombie Walk Canceled Following Car Accident Last Year
Zombies will not be descending on the streets of San Diego this weekend. The annual Zombie Walk that has taken place during Comic-Con ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
6
NZD/USD, bid after FOMC but is a sell on rallies
Technically, below 0.72 is a sell on rallies from the double top descending channel from 0.7720. NZD/USD fundamentals. The FOMC minutes ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»
7
Your Commute, Graded By Emojis
... can do to skirt this daily nightmare—but at least you can brace yourself for it by knowing exactly what pit of despair you're descending into. «CityLab, Jul 15»
8
Only divine intervention can end this Greek tragedy
With chaos descending on Greece, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faces countless hurdles to strike a deal with international creditors and have ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
9
DC Unveils 'Batman v Superman' Statues (Exclusive)
First up, is Henry Cavill's Man of Steel, down to the dimpled chin, descending from the heavens for a testy meet-and-greet with Batman. image. «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
10
Chicago Bulls Organizational chart needs an update
Randy Brown is descending from Gar's right hand to be on the bench, replacing Ed Pickney. Getting Jim Boylen and his Spurs-shine to be lead ... «Blog a Bull, Jul 15»

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