Complete Definition of "wane"

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Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-eɪn|-eɪn

Etymology
OE. wanian.

Noun
en-noun

  1. astronomy the waning moon; refers to that portion of the lunar revolution between full and new.

#Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
#An inequality in a board.
#(scot slang) a child :also wain,waine

Verb
en-verb|wan|ing
#To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
#To decline; to fail; to sink.
#To cause to decrease.

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Antonyms
wax

Anagrams
anew

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