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meanings of wane


  1. The end of a period. [[Image:S.B. Elliott State Park Cabin 1 crop.jpg|thumb|Wane siding on a cabin at S.B. Elliott State Park]].
  2. A child.
  3. The lunar phase during which the sun seems to illuminate less of the moon as its sunlit area becomes progressively smaller as visible from Earth.
  4. A house or dwelling.
  5. A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
  6. A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.


  1. Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength.
  2. Said of a time period that comes to an end.
  3. To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
  4. To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
  5. Said of the Moon as it passes through the phases of its monthly cycle where its surface is less and less visible.
  6. To cause to decrease.

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