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Dictionary Definition

fade

Noun

1 a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing" [syn: slice, slicing]
2 gradually ceasing to be visible [syn: disappearance]

Verb

1 become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk" [syn: melt]
2 lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading" [syn: wither]
3 disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off" [syn: evanesce, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass]
4 become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon" [syn: languish]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From fader, from fade.

Pronunciation

Translations

tasteless
  • Dutch: flauw, zwak, smakeloos, smaakloos
  • French: dégradé, fondu

Noun

  1. A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.

Translations

golf shot that curves to the right

Verb

  1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

Synonyms

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Translations

become fade
  • Dutch: verzwakken, verslappen, verwelken italbrac plants
  • Finnish: heikentyä
  • German: verwelken i plant
lose freshness
  • Dutch: verbleken, verwelken
  • Finnish: haalistua
  • German: verblassen
vanish
  • Dutch: verzinken, verdwijnen, wegkwijnen
  • Finnish: haihtua, kaikota
  • French: s'évanouir

French

Etymology

From *fatidus, blend of fatuus and vapidus.

Adjective

  1. without taste

German

Pronunciation

  • ˈfaːdə

Adjective

  1. fade
    • 1922, Rudolf Steiner, Nationalökonomischer Kurs, Erster Vortrag
      Solch eine Volkswirtschaftslehre würde der Engländer fade gefunden haben. Man denkt doch über solche Dinge nicht nach, würde er gesagt haben.
      An Englishman would have thought of such an economical theory as bland. He would have said, "One doesn’t think about such things."

Extensive Definition

Fade or Fade out can refer to:
Fade may also be:
  • A shot in golf in which the ball curves slightly left to right in flight for a right-handed player, and vice versa for a left-handed player
  • A hairstyle characterized by a gradual decrease in the length of hair on the sides and back of the head, i.e. a hi-top fade
fade in Catalan: Fade
fade in German: Fade

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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