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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 ?
The opposite side of the chamber was ornamented with the full-length portrait of a young lady, arrayed in the faded magnificence of silk, satin, and brocade, and with a visage as faded as her dress.
It is to be supposed that the earliest parts are those that have faded most from their original force, while the latest parts are those that retain their full sensational character.
The image of her friends now faded from the Magic Picture and the old landscape slowly reappeared.
The inevitable sunlight came streaming in at the windows and shed a ghastly cheerfulness upon the faded hues of the room.
And when he turned from the brightness without, to his stately palace, it seemcd so cold and dreary, that he folded Violet's mantle round him, and sat beneath the faded wreath upon his ice-carved throne, wondering at the strange warmth that came from it; till at length he bade his Spirits bring the little Fairy from her dismal prison.
The sunset faded to twilight before anything further hap- pened.
She held out a dusty little packet tied with faded blue ribbon.
She seemed suddenly to have dissolved into the tenuous substance of a dream, and as he continued to gaze upon her, she faded slowly from his sight.
But, as time wore on, this shadowy prospect faded, and departed from me.
Her fair hair, which had faded without turning grey, was still parted in flat overlapping points on her forehead, and the straight nose that divided her pale blue eyes was only a little more pinched about the nostrils than when the portrait had been painted.
His silky white hair flows over his shoulders; he looks at us with faded blue eyes; he bows with a sad and subdued courtesy, and says, in the simplest manner, "I bid you welcome, gentlemen, to my house.
I don't know whether it would have been any better if I could have put on my good clothes," said Cecily, with a rueful glance at her print dress, which, though neat and clean, was undeniably faded and RATHER short and tight.