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It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
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English

Etymology

From Old French fader, from fade.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fade (comparative fad, superlative er)

Positive
fade

Comparative
fad

Superlative
er

  1. Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.

Translations

Noun

Singular
fade

Plural
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fade ({{{1}}})
  1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the right. See slice, hook, draw.
  1. A haircut where the hair is short or shaved on the sides of the head and longer on top. See also high-top fade and low fade.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to fade

Third person singular
fad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to fade (third-person singular simple present fad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
  2. (intransitive) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
  3. (intransitive) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.

Synonyms

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Translations


Finnish

Noun

fade

  1. (slang) father

French

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *fatidus, blend of [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fatuus and vapidus.

Adjective

fade m. (f. fade, m. plural fades, f. plural fades)

  1. without taste

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈfaːdə

Adjective

fade (comparative fader, superlative am fadesten)

  1. fade
    • 1922, Rudolf Steiner, Nationalökonomischer Kurs, Erster Vortrag
      Solch eine Volkswirtschaftslehre würde der Engländer fade gefunden haben. Man denkt doch über solche Dinge nicht nach, würde er gesagt haben.
      An Englishman would have thought of such an economical theory as bland. He would have said, "One doesn’t think about such things."

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