fade
I. verb (faded; fading) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *fader, from fade feeble, insipid, from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, alteration of Latin fatuus fatuous, insipid Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to lose freshness, strength, or vitality ; wither <
fading flowers
>
2. to lose freshness or brilliance of color 3. to sink away ; vanish <
a fading memory
>
4. to change gradually in loudness, strength, or visibility — used of a motion-picture image or of an electronics signal and usually with in or out 5. of an automobile brake to lose braking power gradually 6. to move back from the line of scrimmage — used of a quarterback 7. of a ball or shot to move in a slight to moderate slice transitive verb to cause to fade • fader noun II. noun Date: 1918 1. a. fade-out b. a gradual changing of one picture to another in a motion-picture or television sequence 2. a fading of an automobile brake 3. a slight to moderate and usually intentional slice in golf 4. a hairstyle similar to a crew cut in which the hair on top of the head stands high III. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 15th century insipid, commonplace

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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

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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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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