Definitions for: Fade


[n] gradually ceasing to be visible
[n] a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
[v] become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
[v] become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
[v] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain eventually passed off"
[v] lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fadea. [F., prob. fr. L. vapidus vapid, or possibly
fr,fatuus foolish, insipid.]
Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace. [R.] ``Passages that
are somewhat fade.'' --Jeffrey.

His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade
and ludicrous. --De Quincey.


Fade, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Fading.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov.
D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf.
Fade, a., Vade.]
1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay;
to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

The earth mourneth and fadeth away. --Is. xxiv. 4.

2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint
in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color. ``Flowers
that never fade.'' --Milton.

3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to
vanish.

The stars shall fade away. --Addison

He makes a swanlike end, Fading in music. --Shak.


Fade, v. t.
To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear
away.

No winter could his laurels fade. --Dryden.

Synonyms: blow over, disappearance, evanesce, fade out, fleet, languish, melt, pass, pass off, slice, slicing, wither

See Also: conclusion, degenerate, deteriorate, disappear, drop, ending, go away, golf shot, golf stroke, swing, termination, vanish, weaken

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