The word "fade" is used when something gets smaller or loses its color. Things, places, memories, and ideas fade over time and space. You can use the word "fade" as a verb or as an adjective.
In these sentences, "faded" is an adjective:
- I have a denim jacket that is old and faded.
- Sheila’s jeans are faded.
- The upholstery on the furniture looks faded.
- The words on this document are so faded they’re impossible to read.
- A frayed and faded flag flapped in the wind.
These examples use "fade" as a verb:
- The couch by the window faded from exposure to the sun.
- Tom’s memories of his school days have faded after 35 years.
- Some photographs that we have from the 1970s are fading.
- Faith in the company’s future is fading, so many employees have left.
- The radioactivity in the ground around Chernobyl won’t fade away for thousands of years.
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June 6, 2013