Fade | fād |
1. gradually grow faint and disappear: the light had faded and dusk was advancing | the noisefaded away| figurative : hopes of peace had faded.
3. (of a flower) lose freshness and wither.
4. (fade away) (of a person) gradually become thin and weak, especially to the point of death: without help, those of us who are ill will surely fade away and die.
5. (of a racehorse, runner, etc.) lose strength and cease to perform well:she faded near the finish.
6. (of a vehicle brake) become temporarily less efficient as a result of frictional heating. the brakes faded, needing a firmer push to bring the car to halt.