Word curio icon

Word Curio

September 18, 2019

Word of the Day: Wane

2 CQ

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for December 2, 2016 is:

wane \WAYN\ verb 1 : to decrease in size, extent, or degree 2 : to fall gradually from power, prosperity, or influence

Examples: "Last year, the station offered fans the chance to buy the CD online for the first time and also sold it in Target stores as usual. But unlike previous years, the limited-run compilation didn't sell out immediately, suggesting its popularity may be waning."

Aired December 2, 2016

All Merriam-Webster content is available at

  • Recommended Recommended
  • History & In Progress History
  • Browse Library
  • Most Popular Library

Get Personalized Recommendations

Let us help you figure out what to learn! By taking a short interview you’ll be able to specify your learning interests and goals, so we can recommend the perfect courses and lessons to try next.

Start Interview

You don't have any lessons in your history.
Just find something that looks interesting and start learning!

500 characters max
8 B
Like. The moon right
500 characters max