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wane 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/wān/,
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waning, present participle; waned, past tense; waned, past participle; wanes, 3rd person singular present;
  1. (of the moon) Have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size

  2. (esp. of a condition or feeling) Decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker
    • - confidence in the dollar waned
Noun
  1. The amount by which a plank or log is beveled or falls short of a squared shape


  1. decline: grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
  2. ebb: a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
  3. decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
  4. A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc; The lunar phase during which diminishes the sunlight-illuminated area of the moon's surface visible from Earth; The end of a period; A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark; To progressively lose its splendor, value, ...
  5. Bark, or lack of wood from any cause, on edge or corner of a piece of wood.
  6. an edge of a sawn board where the bark or surface of the trunk remains.
  7. Decrease of the illuminated portion of a object as observed from Earth. The waning moon refers to that portion of the lunar revolution between full and new. Opposite of wax.
  8. Verb: Grow weaker; decrease. Also see wax.
  9. To decrease. "On the wane:" in the process of decreasing or disappearing.
  10. A lumber defect referring to the absence of wood or the presence of bark along an edge or corner.
  11. Missing wood or untrimmed bark along the edge or corner of the piece.
  12. A defect in a plank or board characterized by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge, due to the curvature of the log.
  13. A beveled edge of a board or plank as sawn from an unsquared log.
  14. A defect in a piece of lumber or timber, caused by bark that was not removed or a beveled edge.