fade

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English fade, fede, of uncertain origin. Compare Old English ġefæd (orderly, tidy, discreet, well-regulated). See also fad.

Adjective[edit]

fade (comparative fader or more fade, superlative fadest or most fade)

  1. (archaic) Strong; bold; doughty

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English fade, vad, vade (faded, pale, withered, weak), from Middle Dutch vade (weak, faint, limp), from Old French fade (weak, witless), of obscure origin. Probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, from Latin fatuus (insipid).

Adjective[edit]

fade (comparative fader, superlative fadest)

  1. (archaic) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
    • Jeffery
      Passages that are somewhat fade.
    • De Quincey
      His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous.
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Noun[edit]

fade (plural fades)

  1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.
  2. A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.
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Verb[edit]

fade (third-person singular simple present fades, present participle fading, simple past and past participle faded)

  1. (intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
    • Bible, Is. xxiv. 4
      The earth mourneth and fadeth away.
  2. (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
    • Milton
      flowers that never fade
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  3. (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
    The milkman's whistling faded into the distance.
    • Addison
      The stars shall fade away.
    • Shakespeare
      He makes a swanlike end, / Fading in music.
    • 1856: Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
      A strange thing was that Bovary, while continually thinking of Emma, was forgetting her. He grew desperate as he felt this image fading from his memory in spite of all efforts to retain it. Yet every night he dreamt of her; it was always the same dream. He drew near her, but when he was about to clasp her she fell into decay in his arms.
  4. (transitive) To cause to fade.
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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fade

  1. definite of fad
  2. plural form of fad

Noun[edit]

fade n

  1. plural indefinite of fad

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

fade

  1. (slang) father

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *fatidus, blend of Latin fatuus and vapidus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fade m (feminine fade, masculine plural fades, feminine plural fades)

  1. tasteless, insipid
  2. boring; lukewarm

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Noun[edit]

fade m (plural fades)

  1. share of loot / booty

Verb[edit]

fade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fader
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of fader
  5. second-person singular imperative of fader

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • fad (particularly in southern Germany and Austria)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːdə/
  • Homophone: Pfade (only according to a regional pronunciation of this word)

Adjective[edit]

fade (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or fadsten)

  1. fade
    • 1922, Rudolf Steiner, Nationalökonomischer Kurs, Erster Vortrag
      Solch eine Volkswirtschaftslehre würde der Engländer fade gefunden haben. Man denkt doch über solche Dinge nicht nach, würde er gesagt haben.
      An Englishman would have thought of such an economical theory as bland. He would have said, "One doesn’t think about such things."

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External links[edit]

  • fade in Duden online