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Definition of "scend" []

  • To heave upward on a wave or swell. (verb-intransitive)
  • The rising movement of a ship on a wave or swell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scend" in a sentence
  • "The hens could fly high, out of range of the arrows, but would have to de - scend to within range to snatch the flag."
  • "Pour years ago it had been soprano; as he grew and matured, it would de - scend to the tenor range."
  • "The volunteers and military personell from my community that are already on the scend never stopped to ask the racial makeup of those who needed help."