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.