:to lose freshness, strength, or vitality :wither
:to lose freshness or brilliance of color
- The fabrics faded in the strong sunshine.
:to sink away :vanish
- The smile faded from his face.
:to change gradually in loudness, strength, or visibility
—used of a motion-picture image or of an electronics signal and usually with in or out
- One scene fades out as the next scene fades in.
- The radio signal faded out as we got further away from the station.
of an automobile brake
:to lose braking power gradually
:to move back from the line of scrimmage
—used of a quarterback
of a ball or shot
:to move in a slight to moderate slice
:to cause to fade
- time has not completely faded the humor of these verses
- —G. H. Genzmer