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fade 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/fād/,
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faded, past participle; fades, 3rd person singular present; fading, present participle; faded, past tense;
  1. Gradually grow faint and disappear
    • - the noise faded away
    • - hopes of peace had faded
  2. Lose or cause to lose color or brightness
    • - the fair hair had faded to a dusty gray
    • - faded jeans
  3. (of a flower) Lose freshness and wither

  4. Gradually become thin and weak, esp. to the point of death

  5. (of a racehorse, runner, etc.) Lose strength or drop back, esp. after a promising start
    • - she faded near the finish
  6. (of a radio signal) Gradually lose intensity
    • - the signal faded away
  7. (of a vehicle brake) Become temporarily less efficient as a result of frictional heating

  8. (with reference to film and television images) Come or cause to come gradually into or out of view, or to merge into another shot
    • - fade into scenes of rooms strewn with festive remains
    • - some shots have to be faded in
  9. (with reference to recorded sound) Increase or decrease in volume or merge into another recording
    • - they let you edit the digital data, making it fade in and out
    • - fade up natural sound
  10. (of the ball) Deviate to the right (or, for a left-handed golfer, the left), typically as a result of spin given to the ball

  11. Cause (the ball) to move in such a way
    • - he had to fade the ball around a light pole
  12. (in craps) Match the bet of (another player)
    • - Lovejoy faded him for twenty-five cents
Noun
  1. The process of becoming less bright
    • - the sun can cause color-fade
  2. An act of causing a film or television picture to darken and disappear gradually
    • - a fade to black would bring the sequence to a close
  3. A shot causing the ball to deviate to the right (or, for a left-handed golfer, the left), usually purposely


  1. slice: a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his slicing"
  2. become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly; "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"
  3. gradually ceasing to be visible
  4. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"
  5. evanesce: disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
  6. languish: become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
  7. FADE is digital rights management software developed by Macrovision. It operates by detecting if a game has been pirated, and initially allows the player to use the game normally but eventually and gradually degrades certain game features over a time, eventually rendering it unplayable.
  8. In audio engineering, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease in the level of an audio signal. The term can also be used for film cinematography or theatre lighting, in much the same way (see fade (filmmaking) and fade (lighting)).
  9. "Fade" was an extremely obscure single released promotionally in the Philippines by the band Blue Angel, taken from their 1980 album also called Blue Angel. Vocals were provided by Cyndi Lauper. It did not achieve any chart success and did not even have an accompanying picture sleeve. ...
  10. Fade, as it relates to film, is the process of causing a picture to gradually darken and , or reverse. Often known as a "fade out" or a "fade in".
  11. In stage lighting, a fade is a gradual increase or decrease of the intensity of light projected onto the stage. The term fade-in refers to gradually changing the lighting level from complete darkness to a predetermined lighting level. ...
  12. Fade is a 1988 young adult novel written by Robert Cormier.
  13. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant; To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color; To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish; To cause to fade; Weak; ...
  14. (25. FADED) to be wasted; usually on weed or malt liquor or both.
  15. (Faded) Descriptor for a wine that has suffered insipient oxidation -- i.e. has passed its prime and is declining in quality.
  16. (Faded) Drunk, under the influence
  17. (Faded) Previous radar contact is lost
  18. (Faded) Term used to describe a fighter past his peak powers.
  19. (Faded) When a horse races in contention during the early stages of a race, then drops back.
  20. (Faded) a black that fades into a white way of life
  21. (Fades) A bull that fades during a ride moves backward while simultaneously spinning or bucking in one or more directions.
  22. (Fades) The video image gradually appears from or disappears into a single coloured frame.  A  fade to and from black is often used to suggest the passage of time.
  23. (Fading) Describes a wine that is losing color, fruit or flavor, usually as a result of age.
  24. (Fading) A bull that spins and slowly gains ground in the direction he is spinning.
  25. (Fading) The colour of some book covers fades or becomes less intense when exposed to light. See also Darkening. ...