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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fade  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fade  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fade  \Fade\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  wither;  to  deprive  of  freshness  or  vigor;  to  wear 
  away 
 
  No  winter  could  his  laurels  fade.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fade 
  n  1:  a  golf  shot  that  curves  to  the  right  for  a  right-handed 
  golfer  [syn:  {slice}] 
  2:  gradually  ceasing  to  be  visible  [syn:  {disappearance}] 
  v  1:  become  less  clearly  visible  or  distinguishable;  "The  scene 
  begins  to  fade"  [syn:  {fade  out}] 
  2:  lose  freshness,  vigor,  or  vitality;  "Her  bloom  was  fading" 
  [syn:  {wither}] 
  3:  disappear  gradually;  as  of  emotions,  for  example;  "The  pain 
  eventually  passed  off"  [syn:  {evanesce},  {blow  over},  {pass 
  off},  {fleet},  {pass}] 
  4:  become  feeble  [syn:  {languish}] 




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