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FADE, a. Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.]

FADE, v.i.

1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger or brighter color to a more faint shade of the same color, or to lose a color entirely. A green leaf fades and becomes less green or yellow. Those colors are deemed the best, which are least apt to fade.

2. To wither, as a plant; to decay.

Ye shall be as an oak, whose leaf fadeth. Is. 1.

3. To lose strength gradually; to vanish.

When the memory is weak, ideas in the mind quickly fade.

4. To lose luster; to grow dim.

The stars shall fade away.

5. To decay; to perish gradually.

We all do fade as a leaf. Is. 64.

An inheritance that fadeth not away. 1Pet. 1.

6. To decay; to decline; to become poor and miserable.

The rich man shall fade away in his ways. James 1.

7. To lose strength, health or vigor; to decline; to grow weaker.

8. To disappear gradually; to vanish.

FADE, v.t. To cause to wither; to wear away; to deprive of freshness or vigor.

No winter could his laurels fade.

This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered.



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FADE, a. Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.]

FADE, v.i.

1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger or brighter color to a more faint shade of the same color, or to lose a color entirely. A green leaf fades and becomes less green or yellow. Those colors are deemed the best, which are least apt to fade.

2. To wither, as a plant; to decay.

Ye shall be as an oak, whose leaf fadeth. Is. 1.

3. To lose strength gradually; to vanish.

When the memory is weak, ideas in the mind quickly fade.

4. To lose luster; to grow dim.

The stars shall fade away.

5. To decay; to perish gradually.

We all do fade as a leaf. Is. 64.

An inheritance that fadeth not away. 1Pet. 1.

6. To decay; to decline; to become poor and miserable.

The rich man shall fade away in his ways. James 1.

7. To lose strength, health or vigor; to decline; to grow weaker.

8. To disappear gradually; to vanish.

FADE, v.t. To cause to wither; to wear away; to deprive of freshness or vigor.

No winter could his laurels fade.

This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered.

FADE, a. [Fr.]

Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.] Berkeley.


FADE, v.i. [Fr. fade, insipid, tasteless. Qu. L. vado, or Ar. نَفِدَ nafeeda, to vanish, Syr. to fail, to err. See Class Bd, No. 48, 39, 44.]

  1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger or brighter color to a more faint shade of the same color, or to lose a color entirely. A green leaf fades and becomes less green or yellow. Those colors are deemed the best, which are least apt to fade.
  2. To wither, as a plant; to decay. Ye shall be as art oak, whose leaf fadeth. Is. i.
  3. To lose strength gradually; to vanish. When the memory is weak, ideas in the mind quickly fade. Locke.
  4. To lose luster; to grow dim. The stars shall fade away. Addison.
  5. To decay; to perish gradually. We all do fade as a leaf. Is. lxiv. An inheritance that fadeth not away. 1 Pet. l.
  6. To decay; to decline; to become poor and miserable. The rich man shall fade away in his ways. James i.
  7. To lose strength, health or vigor; to decline; to grow weaker. South To disappear gradually; to vanish.

FADE, v.t.

To cause to wither; to wear away; to deprive of freshness or vigor. No winter could his laurels fade. Dryden. This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered. Shak.


Fade
  1. 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. 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.

  3. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.

    No winter could his laurels fade. Dryden.

  4. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.

    "Flowers that never fade." Milton.
  5. 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.

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Fade

FADE, adjective Weak; slight; faint. [Not in use.]

FADE, verb intransitive

1. To lose color; to tend from a stronger or brighter color to a more faint shade of the same color, or to lose a color entirely. A green leaf fades and becomes less green or yellow. Those colors are deemed the best, which are least apt to fade

2. To wither, as a plant; to decay.

Ye shall be as an oak, whose leaf fadeth. Isaiah 1:1.

3. To lose strength gradually; to vanish.

When the memory is weak, ideas in the mind quickly fade

4. To lose luster; to grow dim.

The stars shall fade away.

5. To decay; to perish gradually.

We all do fade as a leaf. Isaiah 64:6.

An inheritance that fadeth not away. 1 Peter 1:1.

6. To decay; to decline; to become poor and miserable.

The rich man shall fade away in his ways. James 1:11.

7. To lose strength, health or vigor; to decline; to grow weaker.

8. To disappear gradually; to vanish.

FADE, verb transitive To cause to wither; to wear away; to deprive of freshness or vigor.

No winter could his laurels fade

This is a man, old, wrinkled, faded, withered.

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