fade

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /feɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪd

Etymology 1[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.
    Synonym: dull
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeffery and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Passages that are somewhat fade.
    • (Can we date this quote by De Quincey and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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.
  3. (slang) A fight.
  4. (music, cinematography) A gradual decrease in the brightness of a shot or the volume of sound or music (as a means of cutting to a new scene or starting a new song).
  5. (slang) The act of disappearing from a place so as not to be found; covert departure.
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things
      Ace could have done a fade. Instead, he gathered all his courage — which was not inconsiderable, even in his middle age — and went to see the Flying Corson Brothers.
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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 grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Isaiah 24:4
      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.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 3”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker [] [a]nd by Robert Boulter [] [a]nd Matthias Walker, [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      [flowers] that never fade
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in 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.
    • c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii]:
      He makes a swanlike end, / Fading in music.
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI,
      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.
  5. (transitive, gambling) To bet against.
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Etymology 2[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.

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fade

  1. definite of fad
  2. plural of fad

Noun[edit]

fade n

  1. indefinite plural of fad

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< Swedish fader (father)

Noun[edit]

fade

  1. (slang) father

Declension[edit]

Inflection of fade (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative fade fadet
genitive faden fadejen
partitive fadea fadeja
illative fadeen fadeihin
singular plural
nominative fade fadet
accusative nom. fade fadet
gen. faden
genitive faden fadejen
fadeinrare
partitive fadea fadeja
inessive fadessa fadeissa
elative fadesta fadeista
illative fadeen fadeihin
adessive fadella fadeilla
ablative fadelta fadeilta
allative fadelle fadeille
essive fadena fadeina
translative fadeksi fadeiksi
instructive fadein
abessive fadetta fadeitta
comitative fadeineen
Possessive forms of fade (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person fadeni fademme
2nd person fadesi fadenne
3rd person fadensa

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fade (plural fades)

  1. tasteless, insipid
  2. boring; lukewarm

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Noun[edit]

fade m (plural fades)

  1. (criminal slang) share of loot / booty

Verb[edit]

fade

  1. inflection of fader:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • fad (particularly in southern Germany and Austria)

Etymology[edit]

From French fade, from Vulgar Latin fatidus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

fade (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or am fadsten)

  1. bland
    • 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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Further reading[edit]

  • fade in Duden online