receding


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Related to receding: Receding hairline, Receding gums

re·cede 1

 (rĭ-sēd′)
intr.v. re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing, re·cedes
1. To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark: waited for the floodwaters to recede.
2. To slope away from a point of reference: a man with a chin that recedes.
3. To become or seem to become more distant and fainter or less distinct: Eventually, my unhappy memories of the place receded.
4. To decrease or diminish: Fuel prices will recede after the holiday.

[Middle English receden, from Old French receder, from Latin recēdere : re-, re- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: recede1, ebb, retract, retreat
These verbs mean to move backward or away from a limit or position: a glacier that has receded; waters that ebb at low tide; a turtle that retracted into its shell; an army that retreated to avoid defeat.
Antonym: advance

re·cede 2

 (rē-sēd′)
tr.v. re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing, re·cedes
To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.

[re- + cede.]

receding

(rɪˈsiːdɪŋ)
adj
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (of a man's hair) ceasing to grow at the temples and above the forehead
2. sloping backwards
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.receding - a slow or gradual disappearancereceding - a slow or gradual disappearance  
disappearance - the event of passing out of sight
2.receding - the act of becoming more distant
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"
Adj.1.receding - (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
backward - directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view"
Translations

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ]
A. ADJ [prospect] → que va disminuyendo; [tide] → que va bajando; [forehead] → huidizo, achatado; [chin] → (hundida) hacia atrás
B. CPD receding hairline Nentradas fpl

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj [forehead, chin] → fuyant(e)
receding hairline → front m dégarni

receding

adj chin, foreheadfliehend; hairlinezurückweichend; hairzurückweichend, dünn; receding gumsZahnfleischschwund m

receding

[rɪˈsiːdɪŋ] adj (forehead, chin) → sfuggente
he's got a receding hairline → è stempiato
References in classic literature ?
A second leap carried me just high enough to grasp the now rapidly receding anchor.
The thick, matted hair upon their heads grew low over their receding brows, and hung about their shoulders and their backs.
Yet, with their receding foreheads, wicked little close-set eyes, and yellow fangs, they were far from prepossessing in appearance.
I followed its receding thread out into the distance -- not a horseman on it, or sign of one.
Partly stunned, he found himself facing the man who had held the horse's head, and became aware of the chaise receding from him down the lane, swaying from side to side, and with the women in it looking back.
So much as they could see of the road Londonward between the houses to the right was a tumultuous stream of dirty, hurrying people, pent in between the villas on either side; the black heads, the crowded forms, grew into distinct- ness as they rushed towards the corner, hurried past, and merged their individuality again in a receding multitude that was swallowed up at last in a cloud of dust.
Tarzan and Jane Clayton watched the verdure-clad shore-line receding in the ship's wake, and for once the ape-man left his native soil without one single pang of regret.
As the paddle-wheels began to turn, and wharves and shipping to recede through the veil of heat, it seemed to Archer that everything in the old familiar world of habit was receding also.
Today she had stood at the door of the tomb and seen Will Ladislaw receding into the distant world of warm activity and fellowship-- turning his face towards her as he went.
And here Dorothea's pity turned from her own future to her husband's past--nay, to his present hard struggle with a lot which had grown out of that past: the lonely labor, the ambition breathing hardly under the pressure of self-distrust; the goal receding, and the heavier limbs; and now at last the sword visibly trembling above him
And now he's talking about receding from essential positions
The head of the family sat in the foreground, and beyond him extended a sharply receding and diminishing row of sons; facing him sat his wife, and beyond her extended a low row of diminishing daughters.