Definition 2023






  1. (transitive, nonstandard) to go (all the way) down, come (all the way) down (the stairs)
    scendere le scale ― to go down the stairs
  2. (transitive, nonstandard) to climb (all the way) down (a ladder)
    scendere la scala ― to climb down the ladder
  3. (intransitive) to descend, move downward; go down
    scendere (al piano di sotto) ― to go downstairs
    scendere in città ― to go into the city; go to town
    scendere in piazza ― to take to the streets (in protest)
  4. (intransitive) to climb down from, come down from
    scendere dall'albero ― to come down from the tree
  5. (intransitive) to get out of (bed)
    scendere dal letto ― to get out of bed
  6. (intransitive) to get off; get out of; disembark from; alight
    scendere dal treno ― to get off the train
    scendere dalla macchina ― to get out of the car
  7. (intransitive, of a river) to flow down, run down, descend
  8. (intransitive, of rain) to fall (to the ground)
  9. (intransitive, of levels, temperature) to drop, fall, go down


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