fade

When things fade, they gradually become less clear or more faint. When you wake up after having a strange dream, its details quickly begin to fade unless you write them down right away.

Dreams usually fade once you wake up, and sunlight begins to fade toward the end of the day. Sounds can fade too, as when the music you can hear from a passing car begins to fade as it moves down the road. Disappointments in life can make your hopes and dreams fade, and the smell of cut flowers will eventually fade as well. The Old French root word, fader, means "weaken, wilt, or wither."

Primary Meanings of fade

1.
vn
become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
gradually ceasing to be visible
2.
v
lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
3.
n
a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
Full Definitions of fade
1

v become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

“The scene begins to fade
Synonyms:
melt
Type of:
weaken
become weaker

v disappear gradually

Synonyms:
blow over, evanesce, fleet, pass, pass off
Type of:
disappear, go away, vanish
get lost, as without warning or explanation

n gradually ceasing to be visible

Synonyms:
disappearance
Type of:
conclusion, ending, termination
the act of ending something
2

v lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

“Her bloom was fading
Synonyms:
wither
Type of:
disappear, go away, vanish
get lost, as without warning or explanation

v become feeble

Synonyms:
languish
Type of:
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop
grow worse
3

n a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer

Synonyms:
slice, slicing
Type of:
golf shot, golf stroke, swing
the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

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