1. [ verb ] become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
Synonyms: melt fade_out

"The scene begins to fade" "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"

Related terms: weaken
2. [ verb ] disappear gradually; as of emotions, for example
Synonyms: pass blow_over fleet pass_off evanesce

"The pain eventually passed off"

Related terms: disappear passing
3. [ verb ] lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
Synonyms: wither

"Her bloom was fading"

Related terms: disappear atrophy
4. [ noun ] (sport,golf) a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
Synonyms: slice slicing

"he took lessons to cure his slicing"

Related terms: golf_stroke slice
5. [ verb ] become feeble
Synonyms: languish

"The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"

Related terms: deteriorate attenuation
6. [ noun ] gradually ceasing to be visible
Synonyms: disappearance
Related terms: termination vanish
Similar spelling:   fad