What does WANE mean?

Definitions for WANEweɪn

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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.]

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.]

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  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

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