EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English waninge, alteration of earlier waniand, waniende, from Old English waniende, from Proto-Germanic *wanōndz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *wanōną (to wane), equivalent to wane +‎ -ing.

VerbEdit

waning

  1. present participle of wane

AdjectiveEdit

waning (not comparable)

  1. Becoming weaker or smaller.
    his waning strength
  2. Of the lunar phase: as it shrinks when viewed from the Earth.
    the waning moon
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English waning, waninge, wonunge, from Old English wanung (waning; diminution), from Proto-Germanic *wanungō, equivalent to wane +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

waning (plural wanings)

  1. The fact or act of becoming less or less intense.
    the waning of her energy
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      Soothed again, but only soothed to deeper gloom, Ahab, who had sterned off from the whale, sat intently watching his final wanings from the now tranquil boat.
  2. The fact or act of becoming smaller.
    • (Can we date this quote by Bishop Hall and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      This earthly moon, the Church, hath fulls and wanings, and sometimes her eclipses.
TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian wöning.

NounEdit

waning n (plural waninge)

  1. (Mooring) window