Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
wane /wein/
  • danh từ
    • (thiên văn học) sự khuyết, tuần trăng khuyết
      • moon on the wane: trăng khuyết
    • (nghĩa bóng) sự tàn; lúc tàn, lúc xế, lúc hết thời
      • to be on the wane: khuyết, xế (trăng); về già (người), tàn tạ (sắc đẹp); lu mờ (tiếng tăm)
      • night is on the wane: đêm sắp tàn
      • his star is on the wane: hắn ta hết thời
  • nội động từ
    • khuyết, xế (trăng)
    • (nghĩa bóng) giảm, suy yếu, tàn tạ
      • strength is waning: sức lực suy yếu
Concise Dictionary
+a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
+grow smaller
+become smaller
+decrease in phase

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 decrease, diminish, grow less, lessen, decline, die out, abate, ebb, subside, fade (away), dim, taper off, peter out, wind down, weaken:
The waning moon cast its pale light on the dying knight. As his strength waned he could no longer lift his sword.
2 draw to a close, end, terminate:
The day waned into a gloomy evening.
3 decrease, diminution, lessening, decline, abatement, ebb, subsidence, fading, tapering off, petering out, winding down, weakening, deterioration, degeneration:
The 1970s saw the wane in popularity of large, gas-guzzling cars.
4 on the wane. on the decrease or decline or ebb, diminishing, decreasing, declining, abating, subsiding, fading, tapering off, petering out, winding down, weakening, deteriorating, degenerating:
The economy is recovering, and inflation is on the wane. Since that latest illness, my energy has been on the wane.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb [V]
1 (written) to become gradually weaker or less important: Her enthusiasm for the whole idea was waning rapidly. + Their popularity waned during that period.
2 (of the moon) to appear slightly smaller each day after being round and full
Antonym: of sense 2 WAX
Idioms see WAX v.

+ noun [sing.]
Idioms: on the wane (written) becoming smaller, less important or less common: Her popularity has been on the wane for some time. + Violent crime appears to be on the wane in the capital.
Collocation Dictionary


a little, somewhat
Her popularity was waning somewhat.
| gradually, rapidly


begin to
Her initial enthusiasm was clearly beginning to wane.


wax and wane
(= grow and then decrease)Public interest in the issue has waxed and waned over the years.

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