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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.