fade

[ feyd ]
/ feɪd /

verb (used without object), fad·ed, fad·ing.

verb (used with object), fad·ed, fad·ing.

noun

Origin of fade

1275–1325; 1915–20 for def 5; Middle English faden, derivative of fade pale, dull < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *fatidus, for Latin fatuus fatuous

OTHER WORDS FROM fade

synonym study for fade

4. See disappear.
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British Dictionary definitions for fading (1 of 2)

fading
/ (ˈfeɪdɪŋ) /

noun

a variation in the strength of received radio signals due to variations in the conditions of the transmission medium

British Dictionary definitions for fading (2 of 2)

fade
/ (feɪd) /

verb

noun

the act or an instance of fading

Derived forms of fade

fadable, adjectivefadedness, nounfader, noun

Word Origin for fade

C14: from fade (adj) dull, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin fatidus (unattested), probably blend of Latin vapidus vapid + Latin fatuus fatuous
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