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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wane /ˈwen/
 衰微,虧缺,月虧(vi.)變小,虧缺,衰落,呈下弦,消逝,退潮

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wane v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waned p. pr. & vb. n. Waning.]
 1. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
 Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane.
 Waning moons their settled periods keep.   --Addison.
 2. To decline; to fail; to sink.
    You saw but sorrow in its waning form.   --Dryden.
    Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.   --Sir J. Child.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wane, v. t. To cause to decrease.  [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wane, n.
 1. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
 2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
    An age in which the church is in its wane.   --South.
    Though the year be on the wane.   --Keble.
 3. An inequality in a board.  [Prov. Eng.]
 4. Forestry The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 wane
      n : a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
          [syn: ebb, ebbing]
      v 1: grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned" [syn: decline,
            go down]
      2: become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned" [ant: wax]
      3: decrease in phase; "the moon is waning" [ant: wax]