Definition of "fade" []

  • 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)
  • To lose or cause to lose brightness, colour, or clarity (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To lose freshness, vigour, or youth; wither (verb)
  • To vanish slowly; die out (verb)
  • To decrease the brightness or volume of (a television or radio programme or film sequence) or (of a television programme, etc) to decrease in this way (verb)
  • To decrease the volume of (a sound) in a recording system or (of a sound) to be so reduced in volume (verb)
  • (of the brakes of a vehicle) to lose power (verb)
  • To cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled left-to-right trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from left to right (verb)
  • The act or an instance of fading (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fade" in a sentence
  • "Bernard Berrian, the Vikings' lone deep threat and a Frazier pet project, is giving new meaning to the term "fade route.""
  • "A couple of them went in places that I never would have chosen myself including what I think the very best thing is, which is the title fade, that piano piece sitting right over the opening credits."
  • "I'd just as soon let this title fade into obscurity along with the screwy novel it is based on."