descend from

Definition of descend from

  1. :  to have (something or someone in the past) as an origin or source Recent evidence supports the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs. The plants descend from a common ancestor. They claim to be descended from a noble British family.

Word by Word Definitions

descendplay
  1. :  to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one

    :  to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive

    :  to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source :  derive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up descend from? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

done merely as a duty

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!