fade

Meanings

Adjective

Noun

  • A golf shot that curves intentionally to the player's right (if they are right-handed) or to the left (if left-handed).
  • A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.
  • A fight.
  • A gradual decrease in the brightness of a shot or the volume of sound or music (as a means of cutting to a new scene or starting a new song).
  • The act of disappearing from a place so as not to be found; covert departure.

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Origin

  • From Middle English fade, vad, vade, from Middle Dutch vade ("weak, faint, limp"), from Old French fade ("weak, witless"), of obscure origin. Probably from Vulgar Latin *fatidus, from Latin fatuus ("insipid").
  • From Middle English fade, fede, of uncertain origin. Compare Old English gef├Žd ("orderly, tidy, discreet, well-regulated"). See also fad.

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