What does waning mean?

Definitions for waning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waning(adj)

    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

    "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"

  2. waning(adj)

    (of the Moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases

    "after full moon comes the waning moon"


  1. waning(Noun)

    The fact or act of becoming less or less intense.

    the waning of her energy

  2. waning(Noun)

    The fact or act of becoming smaller.

    the waning of the moon

  3. waning(Adjective)

    Becoming weaker or smaller.

    his waning strength

  4. waning(Adjective)

    Especially of the lunar phase as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth.

    the waning moon

  5. Origin: From wane + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waning

    of Wane

  2. Waning(noun)

    the act or process of waning, or decreasing


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waning in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Weiwen Ng:

    Singapore's exports to China continued to decline, underscoring Singapore's vulnerability to the waning momentum of the Chinese economy.

  2. Christopher Rolland:

    When you have waning demand hitting at the same time (as the stock market uncertainty), it just makes that industry that much more difficult.

  3. Andre Bakhos:

    The tape is news sensitive, the overall feel is that headline risk is waning and adding to the belief the risk-on mindset is justified, we've had strong follow through with an overall better feeling about the geopolitical situation.

  4. David Lidington:

    If the TTIP project fails I think that will send a really dismaying message about Europe's waning importance in world affairs, we should not pretend that that will have anything other than a damaging impact both economically and diplomatically.

  5. Lewis Mumford:

    Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.

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