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Definition of Receding

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retreating, pulling back, withdrawing
withdraw, retreat, draw back
Receding Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Recede
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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receding
adj
1. moving toward a position farther from the front; "the receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline" [syn: retiring]


2. (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back [syn: receding(a) ]
n 1: a slow or gradual disappearance [syn: fadeout]
2: a act of becoming more distant [syn: recession]





JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Diencil = a. not receding
Gwrthgil = n. a receding, a revolt
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a slow or gradual disappearance
(synonym) fadeout
(hypernym) disappearance
(derivation) recede
2. the act of becoming more distant
(synonym) recession
(hypernym) withdrawal
(derivation) withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back

Adjective
1. moving toward a position farther from the front; "the receding glaciers of the last ice age"; "retiring fogs revealed the rocky coastline"
(synonym) retiring
(similar) retreating
2. (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back
(synonym) receding(a)
(similar) backward

Verb
1. pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
(synonym) withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, pull back, retire, move back
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
(hyponym) fall back, retire
(verb-group) retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
(derivation) receding, recession
2. move back and away from; "The enemy fell back"
(synonym) fall back, retire
(antonym) advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on
(hypernym) withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, pull back, retire, move back
(hyponym) ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off
(derivation) recession, ceding back
3. retreat
(synonym) fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind
(hypernym) regress, retrograde, retrogress
(derivation) recession, ceding back
4. become faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
(hypernym) change
(hyponym) ebb
(derivation) receding, recession