vi.(声音等)减弱下去,褪色,消失,枯萎,凋谢 vt.使褪色 n.淡入,淡出 adj.乏味的,平淡的
动词过去式:faded 过去分词:faded 现在分词:fading 第三人称单数:fades
1 [I, Tn] (cause sth to) lose colour, freshness or vigour （使某事物）褪色, 凋落, 衰弱
*the fading light of evening 傍晚渐暗的光
* Will (the colour in) this material fade? 这块料子（的颜色）褪色吗?
* Flowers soon fade when cut. 花折下不久就会凋谢.
* She is fading fast, ie rapidly losing strength. 她身体很快就衰弱了.
* The strong sunlight had faded the curtains. 强烈 的阳光把窗帘晒得褪了色.
* faded denims, ie ones that have lost their original colour 褪了色的牛仔裤.
2 [I, Ipr, Ip] ~ (away) disappear gradually (from sight, hearing, memory, etc); become indistinct （从视野中、听力范围中、记忆中等）逐渐消失, 变得模糊不清
*As evening came, the coastline faded into darkness. 夜晚降临时, 海岸线在黑暗中逐渐消失了.
* The sound of the cheering faded (away) in the distance. 欢呼声在远处逐渐消失了.
* All memory of her childhood had faded from her mind. 她对童年的一切记忆逐渐从脑海中消逝了.
* His hopes faded. 他的希望渐渐破灭了.
3 (phr v) fade away (of people) disperse; die （指人）散开, 死亡
*The crowd just faded away. 人群刚刚散去.
* She's fading away, ie dying. 她已奄奄一息. fade (sth) in/out (cinema or broadcasting 电影或广播) (cause a picture to) increase/decrease gradually in sharpness; (cause the volume of sound to) become gradually audible/inaudible （使画面）清晰度逐渐增强[减弱]; （使音量）逐渐增大[减小]
*As the programme ended, their conversation was faded out. 节目结束时, 他们的谈话声也逐渐消失了.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: French;Origin: fader, from Latin fatuus; FATUOUS]
alsofade away [I]
to gradually disappear
Hopes of a peace settlement are beginning to fade.
Over the years her beauty had faded a little.
[I and T]
to lose colour and brightness, or to make something do this
the fading evening light
a pair of faded jeans
The sun had faded the curtains.
alsofade away [I]
to become weaker physically, especially so that you become very ill or die
if a team fades, it stops playing as well as it did before
fade inphr v
to appear slowly or become louder, or to make a picture or sound do this
Additional background sound is faded in at the beginning of the shot.
fade outphr v
to disappear slowly or become quieter, or to make a picture or sound do this
He slid a control to fade out the music.
1. It is the kind of moment in history when, to summarize in the words of Alfred North Whitehead, familiar patterns fade, familiar solutions fail, and familiar options disappear. 一个引起恐慌的时刻。我们不妨用阿尔弗雷德·诺思·怀特海德的话来加以归纳: 在历史上的这种时刻，熟悉的模式在消退，熟悉的解决办法在失效，熟悉的选择在消失。