1. [ noun ] (genetics) properties attributable to your ancestry
Synonyms: origin extraction

"he comes from good origins"

Related terms: ancestry full_blood
2. [ noun ] a movement downward
Related terms: change_of_location slide sinking shower set drop lightening descend
3. [ noun ] the act of changing your location in a downward direction
Related terms: motion flop abseil crash_dive swoop drop dive jump
4. [ noun ] (geography) a downward slope
Synonyms: fall declivity downslope declension declination decline
Related terms: ascent slope downhill steep decline fall
5. [ noun ] (biology) the kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors
Synonyms: lineage filiation line_of_descent
Related terms: kinship bilateral_descent unilateral_descent filiate
6. [ noun ] the descendants of one individual
Synonyms: stock ancestry line pedigree lineage blood origin parentage blood_line bloodline stemma line_of_descent

"his entire lineage has been warriors"

Related terms: genealogy breed family side rear
Similar spelling:   decent