Definition of Wane

1. Noun. A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).

Exact synonyms: Ebb, Ebbing
Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution
Derivative terms: Ebb, Ebb



2. Verb. Grow smaller. "Interest in the project waned"
Exact synonyms: Decline, Go Down
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Specialized synonyms: Dip, Wear On, Drop
Derivative terms: Decline, Waning

3. Verb. Become smaller. "Interest in his novels waned"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Waning
Antonyms: Wax

4. Verb. Decrease in phase. "The moon will soon wane "; "The moon is waning"
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Derivative terms: Waning
Antonyms: Wax

Definition of Wane

1. v. i. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.

2. v. t. To cause to decrease.

3. n. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.

4. n. The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log.

5. v. i. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.

6. v. t. To cause to decrease.

7. n. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.

8. n. The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log.

Definition of Wane

1. Noun. A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc. ¹

2. Noun. The lunar phase during which diminishes the sunlight-illuminated area of the moon's surface visible from Earth. ¹

3. Noun. (literary) The end of a period. ¹

4. Noun. (context: woodworking) A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive astronomy) Said of the Moon as its through the phases of its monthly cycle during which its visible surface is progressively decrease. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) Said of a time period that comes to an end. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive archaic) To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cause to decrease. ¹

11. Noun. (Scotland slang) A child. ¹

12. Noun. (chiefly Northern England and Scotland obsolete) A house or dwelling. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wane

1. to decrease in size or extent [v WANED, WANING, WANES]

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