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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

    Etymology: From wane + -ing.

  2. waningnoun

    The fact or act of becoming smaller.

    the waning of the moon

    Etymology: From wane + -ing.

  3. waningadjective

    Becoming weaker or smaller.

    his waning strength

    Etymology: From wane + -ing.

  4. waningadjective

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

    the waning moon

    Etymology: From wane + -ing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waning

    of Wane

  2. Waningnoun

    the act or process of waning, or decreasing

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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. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    We are managing to foil plans by the organizations, the terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad, to carry out attacks. If it were up to them, there would be suicide bombings and gun attacks here every day, the fact that we are succeeding lends salience to the attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks. We will also prevail over this phenomenon, I say, but this is a process that takes time. Statistically, we see a waning of this.

  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. Ian Storey:

    It will want to show Southeast Asian claimants that American military power is on the decline and its commitment to the region is waning, (It will want to show that) the economic problems that China is facing will not impact its policy on the South China Sea.

  4. Moncef Slaoui:

    I think its not reasonable, when vaccines have been developed with two doses given 21 days apart, or 28 days apart and where we have the data on their safety and their efficacy, we have no data on one dose if we leave people a month, two months, three monthswith maybe incomplete immunity, waning immunity, maybe even the wrong kind of immune response induced that is then corrected by a second dose.

  5. Joe Hayes:

    The likelihood of the negative trend in output being stymied any time soon appears slim, with demand for goods from both domestic and international sources waning further, asian goods producers face headwinds from slowing growth in Europe and China, while global trade risks are yet to be mitigated by a breakthrough in US-Sino relations.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. emerge
    • B. doom
    • C. signify
    • D. jeopardize

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