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1. fade, slice, slicing

a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer

Example Sentences:
'he took lessons to cure his slicing'

2. disappearance, fade

gradually ceasing to be visible


3. fade, melt

become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

Example Sentences:
'The scene begins to fade'
'The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk'

4. fade, wither

lose freshness, vigor, or vitality

Example Sentences:
'Her bloom was fading'

5. blow over, evanesce, fade, fleet, pass, pass off

disappear gradually

Example Sentences:
'The pain eventually passed off'

6. fade, languish

become feeble

Example Sentences:
'The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of fade
to lose or cause to lose brightness, colour, or clarity
2. (intransitive)
to lose freshness, vigour, or youth; wither
3. (intr; usually foll by away or out)
to vanish slowly; die out
to decrease the brightness or volume of (a television or radio programme or film sequence) or (of a television programme, etc) to decrease in this way
to decrease the volume of (a sound) in a recording system or (of a sound) to be so reduced in volume
5. (intransitive)
(of the brakes of a vehicle) to lose power
to cause (a golf ball) to move with a controlled left-to-right trajectory or (of a golf ball) to veer gradually from left to right
the act or an instance of fading

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see synonyms of fade
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈfaded or ˈfading
to become less distinct; lose color, brilliance, etc.
to lose freshness or strength; wither; wane
to disappear slowly; die out
to lose braking power
said of brakes that heat and glaze the lining in repeated hard use
to curve from its direct course
6.  Radio and Television
to vary in intensity: said of a signal
verb transitive
to cause to fade
8.  US, Slang
to meet the bet of; cover
a dice player's term
9.  Golf
to deliberately cause (a ball) to slice slightly
the act of fading
11.  Cinema and Radio and Television
a fade-in or , fade-out
12.  Golf
the path of a ball that is faded or that slices slightly

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of fade
v. fad·ed, fad·ing, fades
1. To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually: The lights and music faded as we set sail from the harbor.
2. To lose freshness; wither: summer flowers that had faded.
3. To lose strength or vitality; wane: youthful energy that had faded over the years.
4. To disappear gradually; vanish: a hope that faded. See Synonyms at disappear.
5. Sports To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
6. Football To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
1. To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength: Exposure to sunlight has faded the carpet.
2. Sports To hit (a golf ball, for instance) with a moderate, usually controlled slice.
3. Games To meet the bet of (an opposing player) in dice.
1. The act of fading.
2. A gradual dimming or increase in the brightness or loudness of a light source or audio signal.
3. A transition in a cinematic work or slide presentation in which the image gradually appears on or disappears from a blank screen.
4. Sports A moderate, usually controlled slice, as in golf.
5. A control mechanism on a stereo that adjusts the distribution of power between the front and rear channels.
6. A style of haircut in which the hair is cut close to the sides and back of the head and trimmed to result in gradually longer lengths toward the top of the head.

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