Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fade

2 senses of fade

Sense 1
slice, fade, slicing -- (a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing")
       => golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

Sense 2
fade, disappearance -- (gradually ceasing to be visible)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fade

4 senses of fade

Sense 1
fade, melt -- (become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk")
       => weaken -- (become weaker; "The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days")

Sense 2
fade, wither -- (lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 3
evanesce, fade, blow over, pass off, fleet, pass -- (disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 4
languish, fade -- (become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon")
       => devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate -- (grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match")

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