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fade

 (fād)
v. fad·ed, fad·ing, fades
v.intr.
1. To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually: The lights and music faded as we set sail from the harbor.
2. To lose freshness; wither: summer flowers that had faded.
3. To lose strength or vitality; wane: youthful energy that had faded over the years.
4. To disappear gradually; vanish: a hope that faded. See Synonyms at disappear.
5. Sports To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
6. Football To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
v.tr.
1. To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength: Exposure to sunlight has faded the carpet.
2. Sports To hit (a golf ball, for instance) with a moderate, usually controlled slice.
3. Games To meet the bet of (an opposing player) in dice.
n.
1. The act of fading.
2. A gradual dimming or increase in the brightness or loudness of a light source or audio signal.
3. A transition in a cinematic work or slide presentation in which the image gradually appears on or disappears from a blank screen.
4. Sports A moderate, usually controlled slice, as in golf.
5. A control mechanism on a stereo that adjusts the distribution of power between the front and rear channels.
6. A style of haircut in which the hair is cut close to the sides and back of the head and trimmed to result in gradually longer lengths toward the top of the head.
Phrasal Verbs:
fade in
To appear or cause to appear gradually from silence or darkness, especially as a transition in a cinematic work, audio recording, or performance.
fade out
To diminish gradually to silence or darkness, especially as a transition in a cinematic work, audio recording, or performance.

[Middle English faden, from Old French fader, from fade, faded, probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, alteration of Latin fatuus, insipid.]

faded

(ˈfædɪd)
adj
less colourful than previously
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.faded - having lost freshness or brilliance of colorfaded - having lost freshness or brilliance of color; "sun-bleached deck chairs"; "faded jeans"; "a very pale washed-out blue"; "washy colors"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.faded - reduced in strength; "the faded tones of an old recording"
decreased, reduced - made less in size or amount or degree

faded

adjective discoloured, pale, bleached, washed out, dull, dim, indistinct, etiolated, lustreless a girl in a faded dress

faded

adjective
Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations

faded

[ˈfeɪdɪd] ADJ [garment] → descolorido, desteñido; [colour] → apagado, desvaído; [photograph] → desvaído; [plant, glory] → marchito

faded

[ˈfædɪd] adj [blue, green, black] → passé(e); [fabric, object] → décoloré(e); [photograph] → jauni(e)
a pair of faded jeans → un jean délavé

faded

adj photograph, grandeurverblasst; colour, materialverblasst, verblichen; (after exposure to light) → verschossen; flowers, beautyverblüht; a pair of faded jeansverblichene Jeans pl

faded

[ˈfeɪdɪd] adj (material) → scolorito/a; (flower, beauty) → sfiorito/a
References in classic literature ?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
It became terrible and then faded away and the little thoughts began again.
I remember how the world looked from our sitting-room window as I dressed behind the stove that morning: the low sky was like a sheet of metal; the blond cornfields had faded out into ghostliness at last; the little pond was frozen under its stiff willow bushes.
Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded from her friend's face.
The simple admirer of the war-horse instantly fell back to a low, gaunt, switch-tailed mare, that was unconsciously gleaning the faded herbage of the camp nigh by; where, leaning with one elbow on the blanket that concealed an apology for a saddle, he became a spectator of the departure, while a foal was quietly making its morning repast, on the opposite side of the same animal.
If you speak to the judge, NOW--" The voice of Andrews faded away in horror.
The color is repelllent, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight.
She remembered her mother--a pallid creature, who had slowly faded out of one of her father's vague speculations in a vaguer speculation of her own, beyond his ken--whose place she had promised to take at her father's side.
These last, if they ever heard of the Pyncheon title, would have laughed at the idea of any man's asserting a right--on the strength of mouldy parchments, signed with the faded autographs of governors and legislators long dead and forgotten--to the lands which they or their fathers had wrested from the wild hand of nature by their own sturdy toil.
There was something about it that quickened an instinctive curiosity, and made me undo the faded red tape that tied up the package, with the sense that a treasure would here be brought to light.
Is in old, faded ink, and in the most beautiful hand.
He was but shabbily apparelled in faded jacket and patched trowsers; a rag of a black handkerchief investing his neck.