Definition of scend in English:

scend

(also send)

noun

archaic
  • 1The push or surge created by a wave.

    • ‘To each foaming scend the ship drove in a curtsey of fury.’
    1. 1.1 A pitching or surging movement in a boat.

verb

[NO OBJECT]archaic
  • (of a vessel) pitch or surge up in a heavy sea:

    ‘she scended forward, heavily and sickly, on the long swell’
    • ‘She scended forward, heavily and sickly, on the long swell.’
    throw, fling, cast, toss, hurl, lob, pitch, send, dash, let fly
    View synonyms

Origin

Late 15th century (as a verb): alteration of send or descend. The noun dates from the early 18th century.

Pronunciation

scend

/sɛnd/