Meaning of “descent” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /dɪˈsent/

a movement down:

The plane began its descent into Heathrow.
of Irish/French, etc descent

being related to people who lived in the past in Ireland/France, etc:

Most of the workers were of Spanish descent.

(Definition of “descent” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)