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- So I dare to meditate, gibe, wane, pop a troll or tap open a web I get at; I demote radios.
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Definition of the noun wane
What does wane mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: wanes
- a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
Alternative definition of the noun wane
- A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.
- The lunar phase during which diminishes the sunlight-illuminated area of the moon's surface visible from Earth.
- [literary] The end of a period.
- [context: woodworking] A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
- [Scotland, slang] A child.
- [chiefly Northern England, and, Scotland, obsolete] A house or dwelling.
Definition of the verb wane
What does wane mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: waned | waning | wanes
- grow smaller
- example: Interest in the project waned
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): atrophy, blister, bloom, blossom, bud, burgeon, burn, corrode, decay, decompose, deteriorate, erode, ferment, fester, flower, germinate, green, molder, molt, oxidize, phosphoresce, putrefy, rot, rust, spoil, sprout, stagnate, swell, tarnish, wilt, wither.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of wane: decline / go down
- more generic words: decrease / diminish / fall / lessen = decrease in size, extent, or range
- more specific terms:
- become smaller
- decrease in phase
Alternative definition of the verb wane
- [intransitive] To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
- antonym: wax
- [intransitive] Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength.
- [intransitive, astronomy] Said of the Moon as its through the phases of its monthly cycle during which its visible surface is progressively decrease.
- [intransitive] Said of a time period that comes to an end.
- [intransitive, archaic] To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
- [transitive, obsolete] To cause to decrease.
Definition of the verb wane for high school students
- to decrease in size, dwindle
- example: Don't be so afraid of his wrath because his influence with the president is already beginning to wane.
The verb wane is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Phrases with wane
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The New Astronomy Book (2014)
by Danny Faulkner
A few nights later, the moon is we call the phases after full moon the waning phases (wane is the opposite of wax). Some of the waning phases may appear late at night, but all of them are visible in the more than halflit, a phase that we call ...
by Tabitha Akery, The Experts at TestSoup
Wane is the noun version of this word. The —ing is the suffix turning the noun into the verb. The opposite of this is waxing which means that it is growing bigger. Be aware that your choices will often contain the real definition and a definition ...
Stalking the Black Swan (2010)
Research and Decision Making in a World of Extreme Volatility by Kenneth A. Posner
Another reason that debt holders become nervous as a company's fortunes wane is the possibility that the management may undertake ...
by Francis D. K. Ching
Wane is the presence of bark or absence of wood at a corneroralong an edge ofa piece. • Warping is usually caused by uneven drying during the seasoning process or by a change in moisture content. • Cup is a curvature across the face ofa ...
A fow wane, a full stomach; a wanefow, a bellyful, S. Henrysone. Moes. G. wanba , A.S. Isl. warmb, venter, uterus. WEAM-111, s. The belly-ache. Montgomerie. WAMYT, GRETE WAMYT, GRETE WAME. 1. Big-bellied. Douglas. 2. Pregnant.
by John Burke
This family derives from a common ancestor with the noble houses of Vane, Marquesses of Cleveland, and Fane, Earls of Westmorland, namely, Howell AP WANE, esq. of Monmouthshire, from whom lineally descended Sir HENRY WANE, ...
by Francis Henry Stratmann
2, 96; wane Ivv. 1429; ...
In which the Words are Explained in Their Different Senses, Authorized by the Names of the Writers by Whom They are Used, Or the Titles of the Works in which They Occur, and Derived from Their Originals by John Jamieson
WANE, s. Defect; want. Gl. Complaynt. WANE, s. Manner; fashion. Barb.-Su.G. urana, Isl. rane, consuetudo, mos. WANE, s.
On the Basis of Webster's English Dictionary ... Also, a Supplement Containing an Extensive Collection of Words, Terms and Phrases in ... Literature, Science, and Art, Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie
WANDER WANE order, Aurantiaceae. The fruit is about the size of a pigeon's egg, grows in Wampee (Cookia punctata). bunches, and is much esteemed in China and the Indian Archipelago. WAM'PUM, n. Shells or strings of shells, used by ...
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Scrabble value of W4A1N1E1
The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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