What does the word wane mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Rupert Hughes
  2. The days wane apace. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  3. Now, at last, at the windows; afternoon had begun to wane. – The Return by Walter de la Mare