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Definition of Waning

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diminishing (moon); declining; ebbing, subsiding, dwindling; approaching the end (of life, a period, etc.)
diminish; decline; ebb, subside, dwindle; approach the end (of life, a period, etc.)
Waning Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Wane
The act or process of waning, or decreasing.
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\wan"ing\ (?), n. the act or process of waning, or decreasing. this earthly moon, the church, hath fulls and wanings, and sometimes her eclipses. hall.
adj : (of the moon) "after full moon comes the waning moon" [ant: waxing] n : a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"

WordNet 2.0

1. a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent; "the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious"; "the waxing and waning of the moon"
(antonym) waxing
(hypernym) decrease, lessening, drop-off
(derivation) decline, go down, wane

1. (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon decreases; "after full moon comes the waning moon"
(antonym) waxing

1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
(synonym) ebb, ebbing
(hypernym) decline, diminution
(derivation) decline, go down

1. grow smaller; "Interest in the project waned"
(synonym) decline, go down
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(hyponym) dip
(derivation) ebb, ebbing
2. become smaller; "Interest in his novels waned"
(antonym) wax, mount, climb, rise
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(derivation) waning
3. decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"
(antonym) wax, full
(hypernym) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
(derivation) ebb, ebbing
Waning Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer, usually on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing relative positions of the Earth, Moon, and Sun. The moon and the Earth are tidally locked, and therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face is variously sunlit depending on the position of the moon in its orbit. Therefore, the portion of this hemisphere that is visible to an observer on Earth can vary from about 100% (full moon) to 0% (new moon). The lunar terminator is the boundary between the illuminated and darkened hemispheres. Aside from some craters near the lunar poles such as Shoemaker, all parts of the Moon see around 14.77 days of sunlight followed by 14.77 days of "night" (the "dark side" of the Moon is a reference to radio darkness, not visible light darkness).

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Waning Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Refers to a phase of the moon when it is getting smaller (darker).
Book of Shadows
The lunar phase when the moon is getting "smaller" (more crescent-like). This is the time when magick that involves banishing things, breaking habits, and getting rid of things is to be performed. Opposite of waxing.