verb (used without object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
Origin of recede1
Can be confusedrecede reseed
Definition for receding (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), re·ced·ed, re·ced·ing.
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
British Dictionary definitions for receding
- (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