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scend

also send  (sĕnd)Nautical
intr.v. scend·ed, scend·ing, scends also send·ed or send·ing or sends
To heave upward on a wave or swell.
n.
The rising movement of a ship on a wave or swell.

[Probably alteration (influenced by descend or ascend) of send.]

scend

(sɛnd) nautical or

send

vb, scends, scending, scended, sends, sending or sent
(Nautical Terms) (of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
2. (Nautical Terms) the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
[C17: perhaps from descend or ascend]

scend

or send

(sɛnd)

v.i.
1. (of a vessel) to heave in a swell.
n.
2. the heaving motion of a vessel.
[1615–25; perhaps by aphesis from ascend, descend]

scend

- As a noun, it is the surge of a wave or the sea; as a verb, it means to pitch or surge up in a heavy sea.
See also related terms for wave.

scend


Past participle: scended
Gerund: scending

Imperative
scend
scend
Present
I scend
you scend
he/she/it scends
we scend
you scend
they scend
Preterite
I scended
you scended
he/she/it scended
we scended
you scended
they scended
Present Continuous
I am scending
you are scending
he/she/it is scending
we are scending
you are scending
they are scending
Present Perfect
I have scended
you have scended
he/she/it has scended
we have scended
you have scended
they have scended
Past Continuous
I was scending
you were scending
he/she/it was scending
we were scending
you were scending
they were scending
Past Perfect
I had scended
you had scended
he/she/it had scended
we had scended
you had scended
they had scended
Future
I will scend
you will scend
he/she/it will scend
we will scend
you will scend
they will scend
Future Perfect
I will have scended
you will have scended
he/she/it will have scended
we will have scended
you will have scended
they will have scended
Future Continuous
I will be scending
you will be scending
he/she/it will be scending
we will be scending
you will be scending
they will be scending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scending
you have been scending
he/she/it has been scending
we have been scending
you have been scending
they have been scending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scending
you will have been scending
he/she/it will have been scending
we will have been scending
you will have been scending
they will have been scending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scending
you had been scending
he/she/it had been scending
we had been scending
you had been scending
they had been scending
Conditional
I would scend
you would scend
he/she/it would scend
we would scend
you would scend
they would scend
Past Conditional
I would have scended
you would have scended
he/she/it would have scended
we would have scended
you would have scended
they would have scended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.scend - rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave; "the boats surged"
go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise - move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows"
References in classic literature ?
I picked out a man humble enough in life to conde- scend to talk with one so shabby as I, and got his ac- count of the matter.
He was cruel enough to in- flict the severest punishment, artful enough to de- scend to the lowest trickery, and obdurate enough to be insensible to the voice of a reproving conscience.
SCEND the 257 steps to the Whispering Gallery at St.