ebb, ebbing, wane(verb)
a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
decline, go down, wane(verb)
"Interest in the project waned"
"Interest in his novels waned"
decrease in phase
"the moon is waning"
to be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon
to decline; to fail; to sink
to cause to decrease
the decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator
decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension
an inequality in a board
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
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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The numerical value of wane in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of wane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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