What does WANE mean?

Definitions for WANEweɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word WANE.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ebb, ebbing, wane(verb)

    a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

  2. decline, go down, wane(verb)

    grow smaller

    "Interest in the project waned"

  3. wane(verb)

    become smaller

    "Interest in his novels waned"

  4. wane(verb)

    decrease in phase

    "the moon is waning"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wane(verb)

    to be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon

  2. Wane(verb)

    to decline; to fail; to sink

  3. Wane(verb)

    to cause to decrease

  4. Wane(noun)

    the decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator

  5. Wane(noun)

    decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension

  6. Wane(noun)

    an inequality in a board

  7. Origin: [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan-, G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana-, lacking, wann to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth. vans; cf. Gr. bereaved, Skr. na wanting, inferior. . Cf. Want lack, and Wanton.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wane

    wān, v.i. to decrease, esp. of the moon—opp. to Wax: to decline, to fail.—n. decline: decrease. [A.S. wanian (Ice. vana), to decrease—wan, deficient, lacking.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of WANE in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of WANE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Seiya Nakajima:

    The impact of monetary easing is similar to currency intervention. The first time they do it, there's a huge impact. But as they repeat it, the impact will wane.

  2. Jim Watson:

    The attention span of everyone tends to wane, and unless we sort of move quickly to do our best to get people involved and engaged and seek their financial support, it will be a missed opportunity.

  3. Seiya Nakajima:

    It's getting clearer that Abenomics is a paper tiger, the impact of monetary easing is similar to currency intervention. The first time they do it, there's a huge impact. But as they repeat it, the impact will wane.

  4. Abdelaziz Hassab:

    They will always be remembered as good kids, we all came here to find like peace and security away from war zones. But the destiny waiting for us here is... really crazy. An abandoned home The bodies of the victims were discovered in an abandoned home, Rusty York told WANE.

  5. Ilan Solot:

    The China story is going to continue. The conditions on the ground for this government-sponsored rally are still there and there's no reason to think anything's going to change now, but there's still a question over when the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise rates ... There's a risk the markets are underestimating the Fed's resolve. If the dollar gets traction again, that's when you're going to see this enthusiasm for emerging markets start to wane.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • loppu, hiipuminen, hiipuaFinnish
  • eàrr-dhubhScottish Gaelic
  • riko, of the moonMāori
  • убыва́ние, уще́рб, убы́ть, упа́док, убыва́ть, обзо́л, спад, убыльRussian
  • avtaSwedish

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