waning

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English waninge, alteration of earlier waniand, waniende, from Old English waniende, from Proto-Germanic *wanōndz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *wanōną (to wane), equivalent to wane +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

waning

  1. present participle of wane

Adjective[edit]

waning (not comparable)

  1. Becoming weaker or smaller.
    his waning strength
  2. Of the lunar phase: as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth.
    the waning moon
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English waning, waninge, wonunge, from Old English wanung (waning; diminution), from Proto-Germanic *wanungō, equivalent to wane +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

waning (plural wanings)

  1. The fact or act of becoming less or less intense.
    the waning of her energy
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.
  2. The fact or act of becoming smaller.
    • Bishop Hall
      This earthly moon, the Church, hath fulls and wanings, and sometimes her eclipses.
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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian wöning.

Noun[edit]

waning n (plural waninge)

  1. (Mooring) window