fade [-s, -ing] v

OFr 'dull, insipid, vapid'.

  1. Disperse; slowly disappear; grow dim; lose color or light; (see Isaiah 1:30); [fig.] traces of sunset.
  2. Lose volume; gradually decrease in sound.
  3. Wilt; wither; diminish; droop; shrivel; [fig.] die; perish gradually; (see Isaiah 24:4).
  4. Pass away; decline; perish; begin to expire; (see Isaiah 28:1).
  5. Lose significance; be transitory; not have lasting value; not have eternal importance; be gradually forgotten; (see 2 Samuel 22:46).