• (archaic) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
  • (archaic) Strong; bold; doughty


  • (cinematography) A gradual decrease in the brightness of a shot (as a means of cutting to a new scene)
  • (slang) A fight
  • 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.
  • (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.


  • (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

    "The milkman's whistling faded into the distance."

  • (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  • (intransitive) To become faded; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  • (transitive) To cause to fade.

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