verb (used without object), waned, wan·ing.
Origin of wane
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Contemporary Examples of waning
For progressives, the waning days of 2014 should be as dark a moment as their movement has faced since 2004.Progressives: Big Ideas Will Win Us 2016
December 10, 2014
The government report states the “outbreak [of beetles] is waning.”What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
As we enter the waning years of the Obama Administration, America remains as divided as ever on matters of race.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
However, her popularity is waning as the big 3-0 approaches, so Garfield decides to dump her at an antique furniture store.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix
August 22, 2014
Some are taking concrete steps to take control of their waning youth.High Manxiety: Thirtysomething Men Are The New Neurotic Singles
May 4, 2014
Historical Examples of waning
Thus in the season of the waning days the might of England put forth on to the waters.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Octavos are waning, and more in need of brushing than of burnishing.
Now sun and moon begin to mingle: waning and waxing splendors.Italy, the Magic Land
No birds sang here, no leaves fell at the waning of the year.Olive in Italy
The question haunted her through the waning days and the lonely nights.Winning His Way
Charles Carleton Coffin
Word Origin for wane
Old English wanunge, wonunge, present participle of wanian (see wane).
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.
see wax and wane.