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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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wane

verb
2. diminish, decrease, dwindle The sliver of a waning moon was high in the sky.
diminish increase, grow, expand, wax
on the wane declining, dropping, fading, weakening, dwindling, withering, lessening, subsiding, ebbing, dying out, on the way out, on the decline, tapering off, obsolescent, on its last legs, at its lowest ebb His career prospects were clearly on the wane.
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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:
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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
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wane

[ˈweɪn]
vi
[moon] → décroître
[reputation, interest] → décliner
n
to be on the wane → être sur le déclin
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wane

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

[weɪn]
1. vi (moon) → calare (fig) → declinare, scemare
2. n to be on the wane = to wane
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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