A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
WANE
[verb]
1. to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.
2. to decline in power, importance, prosperity, etc.
3. to draw to a close; approach an end.
4. (of the moon) to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon.
[noun]
5. a gradual decrease or decline in strength, intensity, power, etc.
6. the drawing to a close of life, an era, a period, etc.
7. the waning of the moon.
8. a period of waning.
9. a defect in a plank or board characterised by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge, due to the curvature of the log.
[idiom]
10. on the wane: decreasing; diminishing.
Etymology: Middle English wanen > Old English wanian - to lessen; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle High German wanen > Old Norse vana - to cause to wane, destroy.
[Tomasz Alen Kopera]

WANE

[verb]

1. to decrease in strength, intensity, etc.

2. to decline in power, importance, prosperity, etc.

3. to draw to a close; approach an end.

4. (of the moon) to decrease periodically in the extent of its illuminated portion after the full moon.

[noun]

5. a gradual decrease or decline in strength, intensity, power, etc.

6. the drawing to a close of life, an era, a period, etc.

7. the waning of the moon.

8. a period of waning.

9. a defect in a plank or board characterised by bark or insufficient wood at a corner or along an edge, due to the curvature of the log.

[idiom]

10. on the wane: decreasing; diminishing.

Etymology: Middle English wanen > Old English wanian - to lessen; cognate with Middle Dutch, Middle High German wanen > Old Norse vana - to cause to wane, destroy.

[Tomasz Alen Kopera]

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