The English language is often ambiguous/indeterminate, and DESCENT proves to be no exception.
Here are some stairs to descend at the New Century Theater at Smith College, Northampton:
And here is the snow descending upon us — gently, for once! — last winter (not yet this year, fingers crossed):
And here is a fine specimen from whom Darwin traced our human descent:
(Photo is taken at the Cologne Zoo by The Hub).
And I’ll wind up with the magnificent spectacle in the Arizona desert when the sun makes its nightly descent:
(Makes you feel like applauding, doesn’t it? Well done, God!)