on the wane

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the wane

: becoming smaller or less
  • Her popularity was on the wane.

Word by Word Definitions

wane play
  1. : to decrease in size, extent, or degree : dwindle: such as

  2. : to diminish in phase or intensity

  3. : to become less brilliant or powerful : dim

  1. : the act or process of waning

  2. : a period or time of waning

  3. : a defect in lumber characterized by bark or a lack of wood at a corner or edge


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