fade


fade
fade [feıd] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: fader, from Latin fatuus; FATUOUS]
1.) also fade away
to gradually disappear
Hopes of a peace settlement are beginning to fade.
Over the years her beauty had faded a little.
2.) [I and T]
to lose colour and brightness, or to make something do this
the fading evening light
a pair of faded jeans
The sun had faded the curtains.
3.) [i]also fade away
to become weaker physically, especially so that you become very ill or die
4.) [I]
if a team fades, it stops playing as well as it did before
fade in [i]phr v
to appear slowly or become louder, or to make a picture or sound do this
fade sth<=>in
Additional background sound is faded in at the beginning of the shot.
>'fade-in n
fade out phr v
to disappear slowly or become quieter, or to make a picture or sound do this
fade sth<=>out
He slid a control to fade out the music.
>'fade-out n

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  • fadé — fade [ fad ] adj. • XIIe; lat. pop. °fatidus, class. fatuus « fade », d apr. sapidus; cf. saveur 1 ♦ Qui manque de saveur, de goût. Aliment, boisson fade. ⇒ insipide; douceâtre, écœurant. Il aime la cuisine épicée, ici tout lui paraît fade. Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fade — [ feıd ] verb ** ▸ 1 become less clear ▸ 2 become less famous ▸ 3 start to die ▸ 4 lose strength ▸ 5 stop performing well ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive if the light fades, it gets dark a ) intransitive or transitive if the color of something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • fade — FADE. adj. de tout genre. Insipide, Sans goust, ou de peu de goust. Viande fade. une sausse fade. une douceur fade. On dit, Se sentir le coeur fade, pour dire, Avoir du degoust. Fade, se dit fig. pour dire, Qui n a rien de picquant, de vif, d… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Fade — Fade, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Faded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fading}.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. {Fade}, a., {Vade}.] 1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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