Wane : Definition

WordWeight >> Wane

Definitions of Wane

Pronunciation : Wane
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan-, G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana-, lacking, wan to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth. vans; cf. Gr. wanting, inferior. Want lack, and Wanton.]
Definition : 1. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon. Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane. Waning moons their settled periods keep. Addison.

2. To decline; to fail; to sink. You saw but sorrow in its waning form. Dryden. Land and trade ever will wax and wane together. Sir J. Child.

i. [imp. & p. p. Waned; p. pr. & vb. n. Waning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wane
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To cause to decrease. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wane
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.

2. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension. An age in which the church is in its wane. South. Though the year be on the wane. Keble.

3. An inequality in a board. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Search

Search :

Random Words

Similar Sites of Interest

Share

Permalink for Sharing :
Share :

Home|About|Contact|Languages|Privacy Policy