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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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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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