American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A waning; a decline: "The final factor in the fading of the Renaissance was the Counter Reformation” ( Will Durant).
- n. Fluctuation in the strength of radio signals because of variations in the transmission medium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Decay; loss of color, freshness, or vigor.
- n. The name of an Irish dance, and the burden of a song.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Losing freshness, color, brightness, or vigor.
- n. obsolete, obsolete An Irish dance; also, the burden of a song.
- n. weakening in force or intensity
“The bow showed above water at high tide, the name fading but legible: Resolute.”
“Now, after the club's worst-ever start in the national championship, Red Star are lingering in mid-table, eight points behind Partizan and with hopes of challenging for the title fading fast.”
“To me, better in fading light than my Leupold VX-II's or the old Vari-X III that I have.”
“How is this best done quickly and in fading light?”
“Fade to this colour when fading is used (see - fade).”
“It showed what it says were the consequences of Brady's ideas about putting to sleep unwanted shelter animals by fading from a picture of Brady into a shot of dogs apparently being put in a gas chamber against a backdrop of heart-rending squeals.”
“Magic is fading from the universe," one character warns.”
“How about fading from a dark blue to a light one, or vice versa?”
“Failure to do this can result in fading, cracking and brittleness.”
“And then, as the last light was fading from the drab-coloured sky, the wind blowing cheerless and cold, we stood, with our pitiful little bundles in our hands, a forlorn group at the workhouse door.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘fading’.
By Eric Bogle.
Well, how'd you do, Private Willie McBride,
D'you mind if I sit down here by your graveside?
I'll rest for a while in the warm summer sun,
Looking for tweets for fading.