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1. wane

verb. ['ˈweɪn'] grow smaller.

Synonyms

  • diminish
  • go down
  • decrease
  • wear on
  • lessen
  • fall
  • dip
  • drop

Antonyms

  • obey
  • contract in
  • accept
  • honor

Etymology

  • wean (Scots)
  • ane (Scots)
  • wone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wuna (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Wane

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Example sentences of the word wane


1. Noun, singular or mass
Smoking is on the wane, but someone who smokes will pay for cigarettes even if the price increases.

2. Verb, base form
You only benefit from stretching with regular practice, and any flexibility you gain will wane once you stop.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Occasionally there will be a period of time outside of winter when pollen supplies wane.

Quotes containing the word wane


1. When darkness falls and eyes stay shutA chain of voices opens up.Let wax not wane give breath to death.p.s. Shhh"-Yvonne Woon(Dead Beautiful)
- Yvonne Woon

2. wane

verb. ['ˈweɪn'] become smaller.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • fall
  • lessen

Antonyms

  • increase
  • rise
  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • wean (Scots)
  • ane (Scots)
  • wone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wuna (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. wane

verb. ['ˈweɪn'] decrease in phase.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • fall
  • lessen

Antonyms

  • increase
  • ascent
  • improvement
  • ascend

Etymology

  • wean (Scots)
  • ane (Scots)
  • wone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wuna (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. wane

noun. ['ˈweɪn'] a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number).

Synonyms

  • ebb
  • ebbing
  • diminution

Antonyms

  • enrich
  • progress
  • better
  • increment

Etymology

  • wean (Scots)
  • ane (Scots)
  • wone (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wuna (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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