verb (used without object), waned, wan·ing.
Origin of wane
Examples from the Web for waned
The German infatuation with Atatürk and Turkey waned after the Beerhall Putsch.
Trust in European institutions has waned across the continent.Elections Could Be the Beginning of the End for Europe|Tracy McNicoll, Nadette De Visser|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the other side, there are scores of Republicans whose boundless enthusiasm for war has waned considerably.Kerry vs. Kerry? It’s Not Simply Partisan Hypocrisy on Syria|Jamelle Bouie|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Its prestige (if not its income) waxed and waned as Thatcherism died and the Blair era arrived.Charles Saatchi: From Saatchi & Saatchi to Allegedly Choking Nigella Lawson|Peter Jukes|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Jess: I wonder how much of this has to do with the fact that feminism as a "movement" has waned.‘The Feminine Mystique’ at 50, Part 2: Three Feminists on What It Means Today|Jessica Bennett, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Alisa Solomon|February 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One only remained: the same sitting shape, darkly distinct, that had stayed when the twilight had waned.Pharais and The Mountain Lovers|Fiona Macleod
Had they waned she would have trimmed them to feed her during her soul-sister's absence.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
As the day waned the tints of the great mountains before us changed curiously.
For no human being had he ever had any affection, except for himself, and latterly even that unique love had waned.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
Blackburn was gazing at the hills on the horizon, while there flickered and waned in his face a look that was almost prophetic.The Builders|Ellen Glasgow
British Dictionary definitions for waned
Word Origin for wane
Word Origin and History for waned
Old English wanian "make or become smaller gradually," from Proto-Germanic *wanojanan (cf. Old Saxon wanon, Old Norse vana, Old Frisian wania, Middle Dutch waenen, Old High German wanon "to wane, to grow less"), from *wano- "lacking," from PIE *we-no-, from root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out" (see vain). Related: Waned; waning; wanes.
Idioms and Phrases with waned
see wax and wane.