wane

  • 1 WANE — may refer to:*wane, decreasing intensity e.g. wax and wane , means increasing decreasing intensity*Taylor Wane (born 1968), British pornographic actress and model*WANE TV, a television station in Fort Wayne, Indiana* Wax and Wane , 1982 song from …

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  • 2 Wane — Wane, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waning}.] [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan , G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana , lacking, wan?n to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth. vans;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Wane — Wane, n. 1. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator. [1913 Webster] 2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension. [1913 Webster] An age in which the church is in its wane. South. [1913 Webster] Though… …

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  • 4 wane — ► VERB 1) (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size. 2) decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker. ● on the wane Cf. ↑on the wane ORIGIN Old English, «lessen»;… …

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  • 5 wane — [wān] vi. waned, waning [ME wanien < OE wanian, to decrease, grow less, akin to wan, lacking: for IE base see WANT] 1. to grow gradually less in extent: said esp. of the visible face of the moon during the phases after full moon in which the… …

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  • 6 Wane — Wane, v. t. To cause to decrease. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 wane — (v.) O.E. wanian make or become smaller gradually, from P.Gmc. *wanojanan (Cf. O.S. wanon, O.N. vana, O.Fris. wania, M.Du. waenen, O.H.G. wanon to wane, to grow less ), from *wano lacking, from PIE *we no , from root *eue …

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  • 8 wane — index decline, decline (fall), decrease (noun), decrease (verb), degenerate, deteriorate, diminish, ebb …

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  • 9 Wane — Sm Angehöriger eines nordischen Göttergeschlechts per. Wortschatz fach. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Übernommen aus anord. vanr, dessen Deutung umstritten ist.    Ebenso ne. ( Pl.) Vanir, nschw. van, nisl. Vanur. nord …

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  • 10 wane — *abate, subside, ebb Analogous words: *decrease, dwindle, lessen, diminish Antonyms: wax Contrasted words: *increase, augment: mount, soar, tower, surge, *rise …

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  • 11 wane — [v] diminish, lessen abate, atrophy, decline, decrease, die away, die down, die out, dim, draw to a close*, drop, dwindle, ease off, ebb, fade, fade away, fail, fall, fall short, let up, moderate, peter out*, relent, shrink, sink, slacken, slack… …

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  • 12 wane|y — «WAY nee», adjective. = wany. (Cf. ↑wany) …

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  • 13 WANE-TV — Infobox Broadcast call letters = WANE TV city = station station slogan = Coverage You Can Count On station branding = WANE TV 15 (general) NewsChannel 15 (newscasts) analog = 15 (UHF) digital = 31 (UHF) other chs = affiliations = CBS network =… …

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  • 14 wane — ▪ I. wane wane 1 [weɪn] verb [intransitive] if something such as influence, interest, or power wanes, it gradually becomes less strong: • Trading activity quickly waned after the initial flurry, leaving prices stuck at the lower levels. • There… …

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  • 15 wane — I n. decrease period of decrease on the wane (the moon is on the wane) II v. 1) (D; intr.) to wane into (to wane into insignificance) 2) (misc.) to wax and wane * * * [weɪn] (misc.) to wax and wane [ decrease ] [ period of decrease ] on the wane… …

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  • 16 wane — wane1 [weın] v [: Old English; Origin: wanian] 1.) if something such as power, influence, or a feeling wanes, it becomes gradually less strong or less important ▪ My enthusiasm for the project was waning. ▪ The group s influence had begun to wane …

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  • 17 wane — [[t]we͟ɪn[/t]] wanes, waning, waned 1) VERB If something wanes, it becomes gradually weaker or less, often so that it eventually disappears. wax and wane → see wax While his interest in these sports began to wane, a passion for rugby developed.… …

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  • 18 wane — /wayn/, v., waned, waning, n. v.i. 1. to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.: Daylight waned, and night came on. Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning. 2. to decline in power, importance, prosperity, etc.: Colonialism began to wane after World …

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  • 19 wane — 1. noun /weɪn/ a) A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc. In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue, but after twelve oclock, meridian his dinner hour it blazed like a grate full of Christmas coals; and… …

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  • 20 wane — verb ADVERB ▪ a little, somewhat ▪ Her popularity was waning somewhat. ▪ considerably ▪ gradually ▪ quickly …

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