\fade\ (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. faded; p. pr. & vb. n. fading.] [oe. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. prov. d. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. cf. fade, a., vade.]
1. to become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant. the earth mourneth and fadeth away. xxiv. 4.
2. to lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color. "flowers that never fade."
3. to sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish. the stars shall fade away. he makes a swanlike end, fading in music.
\fade\ (?) a. [f., prob. fr. l. vapidus vapid, or possibly fr,fatuus foolish, insipid.] weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace. [r.] "passages that are somewhat fade." his masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous.
\fade\, v. t. to cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away. no winter could his laurels fade.
1. a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing" [syn: slice, slicing]
2. gradually ceasing to be visible [syn: disappearance]
v 1: become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "the scene begins to fade"; "the tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk" [syn: melt, fade out]
2: lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "her bloom was fading" [syn: wither]
3. disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example; "the pain eventually passed off" [syn: evanesce, blow over, pass off , fleet, pass]
4. become feeble; "the prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon" [syn: languish]