Fade v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fading.]
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.”
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 a. Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace. [R.] “Passages that are somewhat fade.”
His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous. --De Quincey.
Fade, v. t. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
No winter could his laurels fade. --Dryden.
n 1: a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed
golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing" [syn: slice,
2: gradually ceasing to be visible [syn: disappearance]
v 1: 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" [syn: melt]
2: lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
3: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn:
evanesce, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass]
4: become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in
the dungeon" [syn: languish]