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WANING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does waning mean? 

WANING (noun)
  The noun WANING has 1 sense:

1. a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

  Familiarity information: WANING used as a noun is very rare.


WANING (adjective)
  The adjective WANING has 1 sense:

1. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases

  Familiarity information: WANING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WANING (noun)


Sense 1waning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context examples:

the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious / the waxing and waning of the moon

Hypernyms ("waning" is a kind of...):

decrease; drop-off; lessening (a change downward)

Antonym:

waxing (a gradual increase in magnitude or extent)


WANING (adjective)


Sense 1waning [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases

Context example:

after full moon comes the waning moon

Antonym:

waxing ((of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases)


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