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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fade*feɪd(v.; n.)fad•ed, fad•ing

  1. (v.i.)to lose brightness or vividness of color.

  2. to become dim, as light, or lose brightness of illumination.

  3. to lose freshness, vigor, strength, or health.

  4. to disappear or die gradually (often fol. by away or out):

    His anger faded away.

  5. Football. (of an offensive back, esp. a quarterback) to move back toward one's own goal line, usu. with the intent to pass.

    Category: Sport

  6. (v.t.)to cause to fade or fade in or out.

  7. fade in (or out) (of a film or television image) to appear (or disappear) gradually. (of a recorded sound) to increase (or decrease) gradually in volume.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  8. (n.)an act or instance of fading.

    Category: Motion Pictures

  9. Category: Motion Pictures, Showbiz, Informal

    Ref: fade-out (def. 1). 1

  10. a hairstyle in which the sides of the head are close-cropped and the top hair is shaped into an upright block.

    Category: Clothing

* Syn: See disappear.

Origin of fade:

1275–1325; ME, der. of fade pale, dull < AF, OF < VL *fatidus, for L fatuusfatuous


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fade(verb)ɪd

    to decrease in strength or intensity

    The colors in the fabric had faded.; She smiled as her fears faded.


  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams of fade

  1. deaf, Deaf

  2. EDFA

  3. Deaf

Translations for fade

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (make something) lose strength, colour, loudness etc

The noise gradually faded (away).

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