Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To become pale or weak, as a color; hence, to pass away; vanish; depart.
  • To fade; wither.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To fade; hence, to vanish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To fade; to vanish.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

For fade.

Examples

  • The title of this improbable vade mecum — a sternly selective, mostly chronological survey of some two dozen canonical philosophers and their core precepts — is a fair question (even if bathetically asked).

    Cover to Cover

  • The title of this improbable vade mecum — a sternly selective, mostly chronological survey of some two dozen canonical philosophers and their core precepts — is a fair question (even if bathetically asked).

    Cover to Cover

  • His book will certainly be an important vade mecum on the subject for the new negotiations which should begin this summer; I cannot imagine that any international official will want to repeat this work.

    May Books 38) Cyprus, 39) A Functional Cyprus Settlement

  • Her volume of songs, Zumerteg (Summer Days), is a vade mecum for lovers of Yiddish.

    Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.

  • He wrote a monograph on the fulmar and the still unsurpassed Shell Bird Book, a vade mecum of the cultural and natural history of British birds.

    A Year on the Wing

  • How Novels Work still impresses me as a handy vade mecum when you just can't figure it out for yourself.

    40 entries from May 2007

  • How Novels Work still impresses me as a handy vade mecum when you just can't figure it out for yourself.

    Upstairs Downstairs

  • How Novels Work still impresses me as a handy vade mecum when you just can't figure it out for yourself.

    Upstairs Downstairs

  • Q “And who is he that preferreth his future to his present welfare?” — “He who knoweth that he dwelleth in a perishing house, that he was created but to vade away and that, after vading away, he will be called to account and indeed, were there in this world one living and abiding for ever, he would not prefer it to the next world.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He it is who maketh all the made and ordereth time to vade and fade; He is the Creator of men and Jinn and sendeth the Prophets to guide His creatures into the way of right.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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  • as in e-vade

    January 20, 2009