Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
- To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually; dim: The lights and music faded as we set sail from the harbor.
- To lose freshness; wither: summer flowers that had faded.
- To lose strength or vitality; wane: youthful energy that had faded over the years.
- To disappear gradually; vanish: a hope that faded. See Synonyms at disappear.
- Sports To swerve from a straight course, especially in the direction of a slice.
- Football To move back from the line of scrimmage. Used of a quarterback.
- To cause to lose brightness, freshness, or strength: Exposure to sunlight has faded the carpet.
- Sports To hit (a golf ball, for instance) with a moderate, usually controlled slice.
- Games To meet the bet of (an opposing player) in dice.
- A gradual diminution or increase in the brightness or visibility of an image in cinema or television.
- A periodic reduction in the received strength of a radio transmission.
- Sports A moderate, usually controlled slice, as in golf.
- fade in To appear gradually.
- fade in To cause to appear or be heard gradually. Used of a cinematic or television image or of a sound.
- fade out To disappear gradually.
- fade out To cause to disappear gradually. Used of a cinematic or television image or of a sound.