What does fade mean?

Definitions for fadefeɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slice, fade, slicing(noun)

    a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer

    "he took lessons to cure his slicing"

  2. fade, disappearance(verb)

    gradually ceasing to be visible

  3. fade, melt(verb)

    become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

    "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"

  4. fade, wither(verb)

    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

    "Her bloom was fading"

  5. evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass(verb)

    disappear gradually

    "The pain eventually passed off"

  6. languish, fade(verb)

    become feeble

    "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"


  1. fade(Noun)

    A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.

  2. fade(Noun)

    A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.

  3. fade(Verb)

    To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.

  4. fade(Verb)

    To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.

  5. fade(Verb)

    To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

  6. fade(Verb)

    To cause to fade.

  7. fade(Adjective)

    Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.

  8. Origin: From fader, from fade.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fade(adj)

    weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace

  2. Fade(adj)

    to become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant

  3. Fade(adj)

    to lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color

  4. Fade(adj)

    to sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish

  5. Fade(verb)

    to cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away

  6. Origin: [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. Fade, a., Vade.]


  1. Fade

    FADE is a point-and-click adventure game developed by the Fade Team and released for the Windows Mobile Professional platform in 2001. The game was critically acclaimed as the first large-scale adventure game for the platform. It is most often compared to Myst, the first immersive graphic adventure games for the PC, and the games in the Zork series. The game was originally created in French, and was translated into English. This has resulted in some lines sounding rather awkward, and French remains in some parts of the game's dialogue. However, this has not posed a problem for many players. The game's story is actually very complex. It has been compared to a similarly themed film, the critically acclaimed Memento. FADE was broken up into chapters and re-released for the iPhone OS under a different name, 1112, on November 24, 2008.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fade

    fād, v.i. to lose strength, freshness, or colour gradually: to vanish.—adj. insipid: weak.—adv. Fā′dedly.—adj. Fade′less.—adv. Fade′lessly.—n. Fā′ding (Shak.), the burden of a song.—adj. Fā′dy, wearing away. [O. Fr. faderfade—L. vapidum, acc. to Gaston Paris.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fade' in Verbs Frequency: #737

Anagrams for fade »

  1. deaf, Deaf

  2. EDFA

  3. Deaf


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lee Trevino:

    You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen.

  2. Jim:

    Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.

  3. Jim McNerney:

    I will remain as chairman working with Dennis well into next year, so I'll be around for the party, as soon as I start to get in the way, I'll fade away.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    This administration talks, but the words fade, they draw red lines, and then erase them. With grandiosity they announce resets and then disengage. Hashtag campaigns replace actual diplomacy and engagement.

  5. Markus Huber:

    If this situation where a risk-off approach by investors is favoured drags on, markets are running the risk that the recent positive sentiment derived from the QE announcement will fade more and more into the background.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تلاشىArabic
  • избелявам, вехна, блудкав, увяхвам, заглъхвам, обезцветявам сеBulgarian
  • falmeDanish
  • verblassenGerman
  • σβήνω, σβήνομαιGreek
  • sensukaEsperanto
  • insípidoSpanish
  • محو شدنPersian
  • kauhtua, kauhduttaa, heiketä, haalistaa, häipyä, haihduttaa, karkota, haaltua, häivyttää, kaikota, karkottaa, heikentyä, hämärtyä, haihtua, hämärtää, himmetä, heikentää, haalistua, himmentääFinnish
  • fade, s'évanouir, flétrir, affadir, faner, fonduFrench
  • मुरझानाHindi
  • fakul, elhalványul, fakít, halványít, halványulHungarian
  • գունաթափվել, թառամելArmenian
  • боёосун кетирүү, түсүн өчүрүү, ыраңын кетирүү, көркөмүн кетирүүKyrgyz
  • forgå, falme, svekkesNorwegian
  • smaakloos, wegkwijnen, verzinken, verbleken, verslappen, verwelken, verzwakken, saai, verdwijnenDutch
  • więdnąćPolish
  • apuneRomanian
  • обесцвечивать, исчезать, блёкнуть, выцветать, увядать, обесцвечиваться, затухать, пропадать, вянуть, выгоратьRussian
  • וועלקןYiddish

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