Part of speech: verb

To diminish; decline.

Part of speech: noun

Decrease, as of the moon's visible surface; decline.

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Usage examples "wane":

  1. It was said that he married her for her money, because she was his elder and was already on the wane in public favour, and yet owned a villa and $ 25, 000 a year income. - "The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2", Rupert Hughes.
  2. The days wane apace. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.
  3. Now, at last, at the windows; afternoon had begun to wane. - "The Return", Walter de la Mare.