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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wane \Wane\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Waning.] [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won,
     deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan-, G. wahnsinn, insanity,
     OHG. wan, wana-, lacking, wan?n to lessen, Icel. vanr
     lacking, Goth. vans; cf. Gr. ? bereaved, Skr. ?na wanting,
     inferior. ????. Cf. Want lack, and Wanton.]
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     1. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax,
        and especially applied to the illuminated part of the
        moon.
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              Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane.
              Waning moons their settled periods keep. --Addison.
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     2. To decline; to fail; to sink.
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              You saw but sorrow in its waning form. --Dryden.
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              Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.
                                                    --Sir J.
                                                    Child.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Waning \Wan"ing\, n.
     The act or process of waning, or decreasing.
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           This earthly moon, the Church, hath fulls and wanings,
           and sometimes her eclipses.              --Bp. Hall.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  waning
       adj : (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the
             visible surface of the moon decreases; "after full moon
             comes the waning moon" [ant: waxing]
       n : a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of
           his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of
           the moon" [ant: waxing]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "waning":
     aging, at rest, calm, cloistered, coming apart, contractive, cool,
     cracking, crumbling, decadent, declining, decreasing, decrescendo,
     decrescent, degenerate, deliquescent, deteriorating, diminishing,
     diminuendo, disintegrating, doting, draining, drooping, dwindling,
     dying, ebbing, effete, even-tenored, fading, failing, falling,
     flagging, fragmenting, getting on, going to pieces, growing old,
     halcyon, hushed, impassive, isolated, languishing, lessening,
     marcescent, moldering, on the wane, pacific, peaceable, peaceful,
     pining, placid, quiescent, quiet, receding, reductive, regressive,
     reposeful, reposing, restful, resting, retiring, retreating,
     retrograde, retrogressive, secluded, senescent, sequestered,
     sequestrated, sheltered, shrinking, shriveling, sinking, sliding,
     slipping, slumping, smooth, still, still as death, stillish,
     stilly, stoic, stolid, subsiding, tabetic, tranquil, unagitated,
     undisturbed, unmoved, unperturbed, unruffled, unstirring,
     untroubled, wasting, wilting, withering, worsening  
     

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