- To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually; dim: The lights and music faded as we set sail from the harbor. (verb-intransitive)
- To lose freshness; wither: summer flowers that had faded. (verb-intransitive)
- To lose strength or vitality; wane: youthful energy that had faded over the years. (verb-intransitive)
- To disappear gradually; vanish: a hope that faded. See Synonyms at disappear. (verb-intransitive)
- Sports To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice. (verb-intransitive)
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