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Definition of FADED

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Faded \Fad"ed\, a.
     That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim.
     "His faded cheek." --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

           Where the faded moon
           Made a dim silver twilight.              --Keats. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fade \Fade\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Faded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fading}.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade, a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. {Fade}, a., {Vade}.]
     1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant. [1913 Webster]

              The earth mourneth and fadeth away.   --Is. xxiv. 4. [1913 Webster]

     2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color. "Flowers that never fade." --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish. [1913 Webster]

              The stars shall fade away.            --Addison [1913 Webster]

              He makes a swanlike end,
              Fading in music.                      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "faded":
     achromatic, achromic, anemic, ashen, ashy, bedraggled, blanched, bleached, bled white, bloodless, cadaverous, chloranemic, colorless, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, discolored, dull, eroded, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, faint, fallow, flat, ghastly, gray, haggard, hueless, hypochromic, lackluster, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless, mat, mealy, muddy, murky, neutral, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pasty, run-down, sallow, seedy, shabby, sickly, tacky, tallow-faced, tattered, threadbare, tired, toneless, uncolored, wan, washed-out, wasted, waxen, weak, weather-battered, weather-beaten, weather-bitten, weather-eaten, weather-wasted, weathered, weatherworn, whey-faced, white, worn


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