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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.

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. Adam Schiff:

    Director Comey testified that Director Comey choice was to ‘ conceal or speak ’ about the Hillary Clinton investigation in the latter two weeks of the campaign, this highly-loaded description meant to justify the decision Director Comey made in the waning days of the presidential campaign is a poor characterization of the choice Director Comey faced. Schiff said the.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Peter Hotez:

    There's two things happening at once. There could be waning immunity, if all we had to worry about was Delta, would we be having a problem ? Or would things have held up ? And so I don't know the answer to that.

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