Fade
Fade 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. [1913 Webster]

The earth mourneth and fadeth away. --Is. xxiv. 4. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish. [1913 Webster]

The stars shall fade away. --Addison [1913 Webster]

He makes a swanlike end, Fading in music. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • fade — [ fad ] adj. • XIIe; lat. pop. °fatidus, class. fatuus « fade », d apr. sapidus; cf. saveur 1 ♦ Qui manque de saveur, de goût. Aliment, boisson fade. ⇒ insipide; douceâtre, écœurant. Il aime la cuisine épicée, ici tout lui paraît fade. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fadé — fade [ fad ] adj. • XIIe; lat. pop. °fatidus, class. fatuus « fade », d apr. sapidus; cf. saveur 1 ♦ Qui manque de saveur, de goût. Aliment, boisson fade. ⇒ insipide; douceâtre, écœurant. Il aime la cuisine épicée, ici tout lui paraît fade. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fade — [ feıd ] verb ** ▸ 1 become less clear ▸ 2 become less famous ▸ 3 start to die ▸ 4 lose strength ▸ 5 stop performing well ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive if the light fades, it gets dark a ) intransitive or transitive if the color of something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • fade — [feıd] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: fader, from Latin fatuus; FATUOUS] 1.) also fade away to gradually disappear ▪ Hopes of a peace settlement are beginning to fade. ▪ Over the years her beauty had faded a little. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fade — FADE. adj. de tout genre. Insipide, Sans goust, ou de peu de goust. Viande fade. une sausse fade. une douceur fade. On dit, Se sentir le coeur fade, pour dire, Avoir du degoust. Fade, se dit fig. pour dire, Qui n a rien de picquant, de vif, d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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