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wane

 (wān)
intr.v. waned, wan·ing, wanes
1. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity: Interest in the subject waned.
2. To show a progressively smaller illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from full to new.
3. To approach an end: The day began to wane.
n.
1. The act or process of gradually declining or diminishing.
2.
a. A time or phase of gradual decrease.
b. The period of the decrease of the moon's illuminated visible surface.
3. A defective edge of a board caused by remaining bark or a beveled end.
Idiom:
on the wane
In a period of decline or decrease: "The tide was near the turn and already the day was on the wane" (James Joyce).

[Middle English wanen, from Old English wanian; see euə- in Indo-European roots.]

wane

(weɪn)
vb (intr)
1. (Astronomy) (of the moon) to show a gradually decreasing portion of illuminated surface, between full moon and new moon. Compare wax22
2. to decrease gradually in size, strength, power, etc
3. to draw to a close
n
4. a decrease, as in size, strength, power, etc
5. (Astronomy) the period during which the moon wanes
6. the act or an instance of drawing to a close
7. (Forestry) a rounded surface or defective edge of a plank, where the bark was
8. on the wane in a state of decline
[Old English wanian (vb); related to wan-, prefix indicating privation, wana defect, Old Norse vana]
ˈwaney, ˈwany adj

wane

(weɪn)

v. waned, wan•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.: My joy is waning.
2. to decline in power, importance, etc.: Colonialism began to wane after World War II.
3. to draw to a close: Summer is waning.
4. (of the moon) to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon. Compare wax 2 (def. 2) .
n.
5. a gradual decrease or decline.
6. the drawing to a close of life, an era, etc.
7. the waning of the moon.
8. a defect in lumber characterized by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge.
Idioms:
on the wane, decreasing; diminishing.
[before 900; Old English wanian to lessen, c. Old Saxon wanon, Old High German wanōn, wanēn]

wane


Past participle: waned
Gerund: waning

Imperative
wane
wane
Present
I wane
you wane
he/she/it wanes
we wane
you wane
they wane
Preterite
I waned
you waned
he/she/it waned
we waned
you waned
they waned
Present Continuous
I am waning
you are waning
he/she/it is waning
we are waning
you are waning
they are waning
Present Perfect
I have waned
you have waned
he/she/it has waned
we have waned
you have waned
they have waned
Past Continuous
I was waning
you were waning
he/she/it was waning
we were waning
you were waning
they were waning
Past Perfect
I had waned
you had waned
he/she/it had waned
we had waned
you had waned
they had waned
Future
I will wane
you will wane
he/she/it will wane
we will wane
you will wane
they will wane
Future Perfect
I will have waned
you will have waned
he/she/it will have waned
we will have waned
you will have waned
they will have waned
Future Continuous
I will be waning
you will be waning
he/she/it will be waning
we will be waning
you will be waning
they will be waning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been waning
you have been waning
he/she/it has been waning
we have been waning
you have been waning
they have been waning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been waning
you will have been waning
he/she/it will have been waning
we will have been waning
you will have been waning
they will have been waning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been waning
you had been waning
he/she/it had been waning
we had been waning
you had been waning
they had been waning
Conditional
I would wane
you would wane
he/she/it would wane
we would wane
you would wane
they would wane
Past Conditional
I would have waned
you would have waned
he/she/it would have waned
we would have waned
you would have waned
they would have waned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wane - a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)wane - a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
decline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lower
Verb1.wane - grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
dip - go down momentarily; "Prices dipped"
wear on - pass slowly (of time); "The day wore on"
drop - go down in value; "Stock prices dropped"
2.wane - become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
mount, wax, climb, rise - go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
3.wane - decrease in phasewane - decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
full, wax - increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"

wane

wane

verb
1. To become or cause to become less active or intense:
abate, bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside.
2. To lose strength or power:
Informal: fizzle (out).
noun
The act or process of becoming less active or intense:
Translations
يَتَضاءَل، يُشْرِف على الزَّوال
aftage
fogyatkozik
minnka
dilti
diltiet mazumāsarukt
gittikçe küçülmek

wane

[weɪn]
A. VI [moon] → menguar (fig) [strength] → decaer; [popularity, power, enthusiasm, interest, support] → disminuir
B. N to be on the wane [moon] → estar menguando; [strength] → estar decayendo; [popularity, support, power, interest] → estar disminuyendo

wane

[ˈweɪn]
vi
[moon] → décroître
[reputation, interest] → décliner
n
to be on the wane → être sur le déclin

wane

n to be on the wane (fig)im Schwinden sein
vi (moon)abnehmen; (daylight)nachlassen; (fig) (influence, strength, life, power)schwinden; (reputation)verblassen

wane

[weɪn]
1. vi (moon) → calare (fig) → declinare, scemare
2. n to be on the wane = to wane

wane

(wein) verb
(of the moon) to appear to become smaller as less of it is visible.
on the wane
becoming less. His power is on the wane.
References in classic literature ?
now, with the subordinate phantoms, what wonder remained soon waned away; for in a whaler wonders soon wane.
When the interest in art began to wane, the two fell to talking.
I must see the light of the unsnuffed candle wane on my employment; the shadows darken on the wrought, antique tapestry round me, and grow black under the hangings of the vast old bed, and quiver strangely over the doors of a great cabinet opposite--whose front, divided into twelve panels, bore, in grim design, the heads of the twelve apostles, each enclosed in its separate panel as in a frame; while above them at the top rose an ebon crucifix and a dying Christ.
Her child survived her till the evening was on the wane and the sunset was dim in the quiet western heaven.
He persisted, and she felt her power of resistance suddenly wane.
Thus, in the most brutal and formidable of the soldier class -- creatures almost on a level with women in their lack of intelligence -- it is found that, as they wax in the mental ability necessary to employ their tremendous penetrating power to advantage, so do they wane in the power of penetration itself.
Hope that had survived persistently until now began to wane.
The moon, on the wane, scarcely left the horizon, and was covered with heavy clouds; the height of the trees deepened the darkness.
It seemed to me that I had happened upon humanity upon the wane.
By a chance, which added yet more to the intensity of the darkness, the moon, which was on the wane, did not rise until eleven o'clock, and the streets which the young man traversed were plunged in the deepest obscurity.
For the fire of the regiment had begun to wane and drip.
Next, leaving him to sidle along the footwalk, cast your eyes in the opposite direction, where a portly female, considerably in the wane of life, with a prayer-book in her hand, is proceeding to yonder church.