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Meaning of FADE

Pronunciation:  feyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  gradually ceasing to be visible
  2. [n]  a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
  3. [v]  become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
  4. [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"
  5. [v]  disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "The pain eventually passed off"
  6. [v]  lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
 

FADE is a 4 letter word that starts with F.

 

 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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Fade\a. [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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Fade\, v. t.
    To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear
    away.
    
          No winter could his laurels fade.        --Dryden.
    
    
 
Video Dictionary
 
 Definition: The act of dissolving a video picture to either a color, pattern or titles. Fading a video image is often used as an artistic tool in video productions, most commonly seen as a fade to black. In audio, there is a decrease in the sound level until it is no longer audible. Audio fading is often used in conjunction with video fading causing the sound and image to fade simultaneously.
 
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