descend verb (POSITION)
B2 [ I or T ] formal to go or come down:
Jane descended the stairs.
- She descended the sweeping staircase into the crowd of photographers and journalists.
- A signpost points to a short path descending amongst trees to a footbridge over the river.
- Ahead were clear signs of a path, descending into a valley.
- The main staircase descended into a large, panelled entrance hall.
- The audience applauded wildly as the curtain descended on the stage.