scend
noun Etymology: perhaps short for ascend Date: 1726 1. the lift of a wave ; send 2. the upward movement of a pitching ship

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  • 'scend — scend, scend var. ff. send n.2 and v.2 (Naut.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scend — [send] n. [< SEND2, assumed to be aphetic for ASCEND] the upward heaving of a ship vi. to be heaved upward, as by a wave: said of a ship …   English World dictionary

  • scend — con·de·scend; con·de·scend·ence; con·de·scend·ent; con·de·scend·ing·ness; de·scend; de·scend·ance; de·scend·an·cy; de·scend·ibil·i·ty; de·scend·ible; de·scend·ing; de·scend·ing·ly; tran·scend; tran·scend·ing·ly; de·scend·ant; scend;… …   English syllables

  • scend — n. & v. Naut. n. 1 the impulse given by a wave or waves (scend of the sea). 2 a plunge of a vessel. v.intr. (of a vessel) plunge or pitch owing to the impulse of a wave. Etymology: alt. f. SEND or DESCEND * * * verb rise or heave upward under the …   Useful english dictionary

  • scend — Send Send, n. (Naut.) The impulse of a wave by which a vessel is carried bodily. [Written also {scend}.] W. C. Russell. The send of the sea . Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scend — /send/, Naut. v.i. (of a vessel) 1. to heave in a swell. 2. to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea. n. 3. the heaving motion of a vessel. 4. the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel. Also, send. [1615 25; cf.… …   Universalium

  • scend — noun The rising motion of water as a wave passes; a surge …   Wiktionary

  • scend — Synonyms and related words: be poised, billow, bore, break, breakers, chop, choppiness, chopping sea, comb, comber, crash, dash, dirty water, eagre, ebb and flow, flounder, gravity wave, ground swell, heave, heavy sea, heavy swell, hobbyhorse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scend — condescend descend redescend …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • scend — v. surge, swell, heave, rise; move unsteadily from the motion of heavy sea n. upward movement of a ship moving up and down in difficult seas …   English contemporary dictionary

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