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Fade appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • We fade to melodies I recall; a cerise idol emoted a few.
  • Did we fade in edits’ rift as at first I denied a few did?
  • Drawn, I tied a few fixes onto gewgaws pups wag… we got no sex if we fade it inward.
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Fade is sometimes a misspelling of food.

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Definition of the noun fade

What does fade mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fades

  1. a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of fade: slice / slicing
    • more generic terms: golf shot / golf stroke / swing = the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
  2. gradually ceasing to be visible

Alternative definition of the noun fade


  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.

Specialised definition of the noun fade

Glossary of sports / golf

a shot in which the ball curves slightly from left to right in the air (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a controlled shot on which the ball curves slightly from left to right at the end of its flight, when hit by a right-handed golfer

Definition of the adjective fade

What does fade mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [archaic] Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.

Definition of the verb fade

What does fade mean as a doing word?

Fade is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: faded | fading | fades

  1. become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
  2. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of fade: wither
    • more generic terms: disappear / go away / vanish = get lost, as without warning or explanation
  3. disappear gradually
  4. become feeble

Alternative definition of the verb fade


  1. [intransitive] To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  2. [intransitive] To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  3. [intransitive] To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
  4. [transitive] To cause to fade.

Specialised definition of the verb fade

Glossary of sports

to lose strength (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / golf

to hit a ball so that, in a right-handed shot, it curves slightly from left to right, or be hit in this way (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

if a player fades the bail, he or she hits it in such a way that, as intended, it moves from left to right in the air (if right-handed) or from right to left (if left-handed). A more extreme form of such movement produced unintentionally is a slice (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

to hit a controlled shot on which the ball curves slightly from left to right at the end of its flight, when hit by a right-handed golfer


  1. Fade was a Japanese-American rock band formed in 1991. To date, Fade has released 5 mini-albums, 2 full-length studio albums, and 2 singles.
  2. Fade is a musical group, record producers.

There are other groups with in their name, like Mazey Fade, Embers Fade, Buit to Fade, Pre Fade Listening and Bondan Prakoso & Fade 2 Black.


  1. "Fade" is the thirteenth full-length album by Hoboken-based rock band Yo La Tengo. It was produced by John McEntire, instead of Roger Moutenot, who had produced all their albums since 1993's Painful. It was recorded at Soma in Chicago, in the summer of 2012. It was released on January 15, 2013.
  2. "Fade" is a musical album of Cloudkicker.
    • released on
  3. "Fade" is a song by Staind from their 2001 album Break the Cycle, released as the third single from the album in late 2001. It was the last song played on MTV before turning to CBS´s broadcast following 9/11. The song has become one of the most definitive hit singles of Staind's distinct sound.
  4. "Fade" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  5. "Fade" was an extremely obscure single released promotionally in the Philippines by the band Blue Angel, taken from their 1980 album also called Blue Angel. Vocals were provided by Cyndi Lauper. It did not achieve any chart success and did not even have an accompanying picture sleeve. It was a last-ditch effort to capitalize on the record which had not lived up to sales expectations.
  6. "Fade" is the debut album by hard rock band Remove Silence, released by Dallas, Texas based Metaledge Records on September 21, 2010. The album was previously released in Brazil under the Dynamo Records label. Fade was submitted to the Grammy Awards for nomination consideration. The video for the title track has seen major airplay on MTV Brasil.
  7. "Fade" is a musical single of Solu Music & KimBlee.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  8. "Fade" is a musical single of Robi Uppin.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  9. "Fade" is a musical album of Interceptor.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  10. "fade" is a musical album of Fade.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  11. "Fade" is a musical album of Vain.
    • released in (20 years ago)


"Fade" is a 1988 young adult novel written by Robert Cormier.

  • also known as "Fade (Laurel Leaf Books)"
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
  • subjects: Supernatural, Young adult, United States of America, Law
  • copyright: 1988-09
  • released in (27 years ago)


  1. "Fade", as it relates to film, is the process of causing a picture to gradually darken and disappear, or reverse. Often known as a "fade out" or a "fade in".
  2. "Fade" is a 2011 short drama film written by Tara and directed by Parish Rahbar.
  3. "Fade" is a film, directed by Zorika Gaeta, Andre Dan, Felix Benning.


"Fade" is a point-and-click adventure game developed by the Fade Team and released for the Windows Mobile Professional platform in 2001. The game was critically acclaimed as the first large-scale adventure game for the platform. It is most often compared to Myst, the first immersive graphic adventure games for the PC, and the games in the Zork series.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • genre: Adventure game
  • released in (14 years ago)


  1. Fade: In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the level of an audio signal. The term can also be used for film cinematography or theatre lighting, in much the same way.
  2. FADE is digital restrictions management software developed by Codemasters. It operates by detecting if a game has been pirated, and initially allows the player to use the game normally. It then gradually degrades certain game features over a time, eventually rendering it unplayable.
  3. Fade: In stage lighting, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease of the intensity of light projected onto the stage. The term fade-in refers to gradually changing the lighting level from complete darkness to a predetermined lighting level. A fade-out refers to gradually decreasing the intensity of light until none is shining on the stage. A crossfade is when lighting levels are gradually altered from one setting to another. A fade-in is sometimes called a build, and where this terminology is used, a fade is understood to be a fade-out.
  4. fadE is a gene.
  5. Fade is the seventh and final single released from Kristine W's 2009 album The Power of Music. The single was released in two parts, called "Fade: The Epic Remixes Parts 1 & 2" featuring 24 different remixes from 9 different producers. With the June 18, 2011 issue of Billboard, "Fade" became Kristine W's 16th number one single on the Hot Dance/ Club Play Charts, and her seventh from The Power of Music. This number one single also moved her above Mariah Carey as the 7th artist with the most number ones on the Hot Dance/ Club Play Charts behind Madonna and Janet Jackson who has 22. With "Fade", Kristine W also broke the record for most #1 singles from one album on the Billboard Dance Charts.
  6. Fade is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Fade

Phrases starting with the word Fade:

  1. Fade In
  2. fade out
  3. fade away
  4. Fade to black
  5. Fade To White

Phrases ending with the word Fade:

  1. Anti-Fade
  2. Color Fade

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Fade

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Google previewDragon Age: The World of Thedas Volume 1 (2013)

by Various

Kirkwall Viscount Pcrrin 'Ihrenhold is Dwarves A dwarf entering the Fade is a rare thing. The unde rground dwellers do not dream...

THE FADE 143 Qunari 'Ihe Qunari believe the Fade is the Land ofthe Dead. Entering it in any fashion is strictly ...

Google previewToday's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems Classroom and Shop Manual (2010)

by Cliff Owen

Mechanical fade is a problem that occurs with drum brakes when the drum becomes very hot and expands outward, away from the brake shoes. As a result, the shoes then must travel farther to contact the drum surface with normal braking ...

Google previewGreen Home Computing For Dummies (2009)

by Woody Leonhard, Katherine Murray

Fade is a term that describes the gradual failure of the battery — you get four hours of computing time from it today, but by tomorrow you...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Golf (2011)

by Bill Mallon, Randon Jerris

A fade is a golf shot that bends slightly from left-to-right for a right-handed player or from right-to-left for a left-handed player. A fade is the milder, more controlled form of a slice. FAIRWAY. The fairway is the area between the teeing grounds ...

Google previewController-Based Wireless LAN Fundamentals (2010)

An end-to-end reference guide to design, deploy, manage, and secure 802.11 wireless networks by Jeff Smith, Jake Woodhams, Robert Marg

Fade is the characteristic of how the transmitted signal diminishes as it propagates through an area. The 802.11n device will automatically select the best diversitycombining algorithm for the environmental conditions. In Figure 314, the device ...

Google previewRadio Systems Engineering (2016)

by Steven W. Ellingson

Rain fade is a temporary increase in the apparent attenuation rate due to scattering and absorption by rain along the path of propagation. Like atmospheric absorption, the effect is normally negligible at UHF and below, and emerges into ...

Google previewGardening All-in-One For Dummies (2011)

by The National Gardening Association, Bob Beckstrom, Karan Davis Cutler, Kathleen Fisher, Phillip Giroux, Judy Glattstein, Michael MacCaskey, Bill Marken, Charlie Nardozzi, Sally Roth, Marcia Tatroe, Lance Walheim, Ann Whitman

Chopping the leaves away right after the flowers fade is a lousy gardening technique. It halts food production right then and there, when the bulb is at ...

Google previewIPad and IPhone For Musicians For Dummies (2015)

by Ryan C. Williams, Mike Levine

A fade refers to the gradual increase or decrease in volume, either quickly or slowly. But instead of trusting your steady hand to move the faders (hey, that makes sense now!) on a mixer, you can automatically move the volume up or down in ...

Google previewHead Cases (2014)

Julia Kristeva on Philosophy and Art in Depressed Times by Elaine P. Miller

The primary intellectual value that remains as universal ethical and religious values fade is that of curiosity. Art, whether poetry, music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, or even detective fiction (which Kristeva writes), maintains this value ...

Google previewLove's Winning Plays: A Novel (2012)

by Inman Majors

The fade is the all—time, the all—time, give—up call. You just throw that butterball up there, it's incomplete of course, the field goal team comes out, and no one ever calls it what it is: a chickenshit call. You might as well kick the field goal on ...

Google previewSerre (1990)

Somme by Jack Horsfall, Nigel Cave

Rose Coombs' Before Endeavours Fade is a good general introduction. This has been joined by two guides specifically for the Somme. Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme is a sumptuously produced colour guide of some 250 ...

Google previewRace Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible (2010)

by Paul Thede, Lee Parks

Fade is a decrease in damping during use. It is usually caused by one of three things. First is the loss of viscosity when the oil heats up. (Losing viscosity means that the oil thins out.) This can be because the viscosity index of the oil is low ...

Google previewToday's Technician: Automotive Brake Systems, Classroom and Shop Manual Prepack (2014)

by Ken Pickerill

Mechanical fade is a problem that can occur with drum brakes when the drum becomes very hot and expands outward, away from the brake shoes. The shoes then must travel farther to contact the drum surface with normal braking force.

Google previewDictionary of Film Terms (2006)

The Aesthetic Companion to Film Art by Frank Eugene Beaver

Fade A transition device for moving from one scene or sequence to another in a motion picture. A fade-out occurs when the image on the screen fades to black to end the scene. The scene which follows may suddenly appear, or it may ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (1982)

by Dennis Longley, Martin Shain

fade in (1) In filming, an optical effect in which a screen gradually changes from black to image. (2) In audio, a gradual increase in volume. Compare fade out. fade out (1) In filming, an optical effect during which the screen goes ...

Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2005)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn White, Gary J Louie

Fade To gradually change ...

Google previewAcademic Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre

Fade : A visual transition between shots or scenes that appears on screen as a brief interval with no picture. The editor fades one shot to black and then fades in the next. Often used to indicate a change in time and ...

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Usage statistics about fade

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun fade:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb fade:


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Sign language

Tyrin's Sign Language interpretation to the song "Slow Fade

Fine Arts Festival 2013 in Syracuse, NY.

Quotes about Fade

kings fade
kingdoms too fade
vain glory is
what's left

even the self with
which we flirt in a
life-long affair
is left to fade

body, the seat of illusion
body, the seed of desire
too fades away on the
dissolving horizon of time

11.20hrs (Indira Babbellapati)
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Scrabble value of F4A1D2E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FADE

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