Adjective "Wane" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Wane


    Definition:

    1. to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.: Daylight waned, and night came on. Her enthusiasm for the cause is waning.

    2. to decline in power, importance, prosperity, etc.: Colonialism began to wane after World War II.

    3. to draw to a close; approach an end: Summer is waning.

    4. (of the moon) to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon.Compare wax2 (def 2). noun

    5. a gradual decrease or decl

    Examples:

    "dollars can be wane."