Fade

Definition of Fade

a.1.Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous.
- De Quincey.
v. i.1.To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
[imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fading.]
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.
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.
v. t.1.To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
No winter could his laurels fade.
- Dryden.

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