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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waningadjective

    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

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

  2. waningadjective

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

    "after full moon comes the waning moon"


  1. waningnoun

    The fact or act of becoming less or less intense.

    the waning of her energy

  2. waningnoun

    The fact or act of becoming smaller.

    the waning of the moon

  3. waningadjective

    Becoming weaker or smaller.

    his waning strength

  4. waningadjective

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

    the waning moon

  5. Etymology: From wane + -ing.


  1. waning

    Concerning the lunar month of approximately 29.53 days as viewed from Earth, the lunar phase or Moon phase is the shape of the Moon's directly sunlit portion, which can be expressed quantitatively using areas or angles, or described qualitatively using the terminology of the four major phases (new moon, first quarter, full moon, last quarter) and four minor phases (waxing crescent, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, and waning crescent). The lunar phases gradually change over a synodic month (c. 29.53 days) as the orbital positions of the Moon around Earth, and Earth around the Sun, shift. The visible side of the Moon is variously sunlit, depending on the position of the Moon in its orbit, with the sunlit portion varying from 0% (at new moon) to 100% (at full moon). Each of the four major lunar phases is approximately 7.4 days±19 hours (6.58–8.24 days), the variation being due to the elliptical shape of the Moon's orbit.


  1. waning

    Waning refers to the gradual decrease or decline in size, intensity, power, or quantity of something over time. It is often used in the context of the moon's phases, where "waning" indicates the period when the visible part of the moon is getting smaller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waning

    of Wane

  2. Waningnoun

    the act or process of waning, or decreasing

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Waning is ranked #159712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Waning surname appeared 101 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Waning.

    92% or 93 total occurrences were White.
    4.9% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  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

Examples of waning in a Sentence

  1. Abraar Karan:

    With the combination of our immunity waning and the virus mutating, future surges are unpredictable.

  2. Warren Davidson:

    Today is a good day for Americans. By removing Liz Cheney as conference chair, the House GOP has reaffirmed its commitment to policies that put Americans first, hopefully we can complete the shift in focus to break the waning remnants of neoconservative policies that have left America less free, less safe, and more burdened by debt.

  3. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:

    The administration is willing to put its nose to the grindstone in the waning days of Donald Trump presidency to push more proposals.

  4. Abraar Karan:

    So the combination of our immunity waning and then the virus mutating means that future surges are unpredictable, we will need boosters again in the future -- probably later this year is my guess -- and they will need to be tweaked more closely to what the most recent strain is that's spreading.

  5. Weiwen Ng:

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

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