Syn. Talent; gift; endowment; dexterity; expertness; cleverness; readiness; ability; knack.
(Fac"und) a. [L. facundus, fr. fari to speak.] Eloquent. [Archaic]
(Fa*cun"di*ous) a. [L. facundiosus.] Eloquement; full of words. [Archaic]
(Fa*cun"di*ty) n. [L. facunditas.] Eloquence; readiness of speech. [Archaic]
(Fad) n. [Cf. Faddle.] A hobby ; freak; whim. Fad"dist, n.
It is your favorite fad to draw plans.G. Eliot.
(Fad"dle) v. i. [Cf. Fiddle, Fiddle-faddle.] To trifle; to toy. v. t. To fondle; to dandle. [Prov.
(Fade) a. [F., prob. fr. L. vapidus vapid, or possibly fr,fatuus foolish, insipid.] Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
[R.] "Passages that are somewhat fade." Jeffrey.
His masculine taste gave him a sense of something fade and ludicrous.De Quincey.
(Fade) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Faded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fading.] [OE. faden, vaden, prob. fr. fade,
a.; cf. Prov. D. vadden to fade, wither, vaddigh languid, torpid. Cf. Fade, a., Vade.]
1. To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
The earth mourneth and fadeth away.Is. xxiv. 4.
2. To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
"Flowers that never fade." Milton.
3. To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
The stars shall fade away.Addison
He makes a swanlike end,Shak.
Fading in music.
(Fade), v. t. To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
No winter could his laurels fade.Dryden.
(Fad"ed) a. That has lost freshness, color, or brightness; grown dim. "His faded cheek." Milton.
Where the faded moonKeats.
Made a dim silver twilight.
(Fad"ed*ly), adv. In a faded manner.
A dull room fadedly furnished.Dickens.
(Fade"less), a. Not liable to fade; unfading.
(Fa"der) n. Father. [Obs.] Chaucer.