verb (used without object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Origin of recede1
verb (used with object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Origin of recede2
Examples from the Web for receding
Manning is a broad man with salt and pepper hair, a receding hairline, and rimless glasses.
He is a relatively young man with a trim, tight beard and receding hairline.
But six years later, the right-wing talk-radio crowd is receding in relevance as their listeners age out of existence.
Bennett is youthful and dimpled, a receding hairline the only indication of any worldly experience.
Khushwant Singh: “Despite his receding hairline he is an incredibly handsome young man.”
Glyndon's eyes followed the receding form of the mysterious stranger.Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
By the spring of 1916 those other means were receding beyond the region of hope or possibility.A Short History of the Great War|A. F. Pollard
She was dwindling rapidly in visual size; relative to me, she was receding, falling upon the Moon.Wandl the Invader|Raymond King Cummings
It is with acute regret that I turn my back upon New York, or, rather, turn my face to see it receding over the steamer's wake.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
Paul glanced backward often, to capture the receding patterns.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
- (of a man's hair) to cease to grow at the temples and above the forehead
- (of a man) to start to go bald in this way