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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English fade, vad, vade (faded, pale, withered, weak), from Middle Dutch vade (weak, faint, limp), from Old French fade (weak, witless), of obscure origin. Probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, from Latin fatuus (insipid).

AdjectiveEdit

fade (comparative fader, superlative fadest)

  1. (archaic) Weak; insipid; tasteless.
    Synonym: dull
    • (Can we date this quote?) Jeffery
      Passages that are somewhat fade.
    • (Can we date this quote?) De Quincey
      His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous.
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NounEdit

fade (plural fades)

  1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.
  2. A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.
  3. (slang) A fight.
  4. (music, cinematography) A gradual decrease in the brightness of a shot or the volume of sound or music (as a means of cutting to a new scene or starting a new song).
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VerbEdit

fade (third-person singular simple present fades, present participle fading, simple past and past participle faded)

  1. (intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Bible, Is. xxiv. 4
      The earth mourneth and fadeth away.
  2. (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      flowers that never fade
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 1, in The China Governess[1]:
      The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet, which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.
  3. (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
    The milkman's whistling faded into the distance.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Addison
      The stars shall fade away.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Shakespeare
      He makes a swanlike end, / Fading in music.
    • 1856, Eleanor Marx-Aveling (translator), Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary, Part III Chapter XI,
      A strange thing was that Bovary, while continually thinking of Emma, was forgetting her. He grew desperate as he felt this image fading from his memory in spite of all efforts to retain it. Yet every night he dreamt of her; it was always the same dream. He drew near her, but when he was about to clasp her she fell into decay in his arms.
  4. (transitive) To cause to fade.
  5. (transitive, gambling) To bet against.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English fade, fede, of uncertain origin. Compare Old English ġefæd (orderly, tidy, discreet, well-regulated). See also fad.

AdjectiveEdit

fade (comparative fader or more fade, superlative fadest or most fade)

  1. (archaic) Strong; bold; doughty.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fade

  1. definite of fad
  2. plural of fad

NounEdit

fade n

  1. plural indefinite of fad

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

< Swedish fader (father)

NounEdit

fade

  1. (slang) father

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fade (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative fade fadet
genitive faden fadejen
partitive fadea fadeja
illative fadeen fadeihin
singular plural
nominative fade fadet
accusative nom. fade fadet
gen. faden
genitive faden fadejen
fadeinrare
partitive fadea fadeja
inessive fadessa fadeissa
elative fadesta fadeista
illative fadeen fadeihin
adessive fadella fadeilla
ablative fadelta fadeilta
allative fadelle fadeille
essive fadena fadeina
translative fadeksi fadeiksi
instructive fadein
abessive fadetta fadeitta
comitative fadeineen

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *fatidus, blend of Latin fatuus and vapidus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fade (plural fades)

  1. tasteless, insipid
  2. boring; lukewarm

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

fade m (plural fades)

  1. (criminal slang) share of loot / booty

VerbEdit

fade

  1. first-person singular present indicative of fader
  2. third-person singular present indicative of fader
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of fader
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of fader
  5. second-person singular imperative of fader

Further readingEdit


GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • fad (particularly in southern Germany and Austria)

EtymologyEdit

From French fade, from Vulgar Latin fatidus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaːdə/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Pfade (only according to a regional pronunciation of this word)
  • Rhymes: -aːdə

AdjectiveEdit

fade (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten or am fadsten)

  1. bland
    • 1922, Rudolf Steiner, Nationalökonomischer Kurs, Erster Vortrag
      Solch eine Volkswirtschaftslehre würde der Engländer fade gefunden haben. Man denkt doch über solche Dinge nicht nach, würde er gesagt haben.
      An Englishman would have thought of such an economical theory as bland. He would have said, "One doesn’t think about such things."

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Further readingEdit

  • fade in Duden online