The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wane \Wane\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Waned; p. pr. & vb. n. Waning.] [OE. wanien, AS. wanian, wonian, from wan, won, deficient, wanting; akin to D. wan-, G. wahnsinn, insanity, OHG. wan, wana-, lacking, wan?n to lessen, Icel. vanr lacking, Goth. vans; cf. Gr. ? bereaved, Skr. ?na wanting, inferior. ????. Cf. Want lack, and Wanton.]
To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane. Waning moons their settled periods keep.
To decline; to fail; to sink.
You saw but sorrow in its waning form.
Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.
--Sir J. Child.
(context woodworking English) Having wane, i.e. rounded corners caused by lack of wood, often showing bark. v
(en-past of: wane)