|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Weak; insipid; tasteless; commonplace.
2. (v.) To become fade; to grow weak; to lose strength; to decay; to perish gradually; to wither, as a plant.
3. (v.) To lose freshness, color, or brightness; to become faint in hue or tint; hence, to be wanting in color.
4. (v.) To sink away; to disappear gradually; to grow dim; to vanish.
5. (v. t.) To cause to wither; to deprive of freshness or vigor; to wear away.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
fad (nabhel; maraino): "To fade" is in the Old Testament the translation of nabhel, "to droop or wither," figuratively, "to fade," or "pass way" (Psalm 18:45 Isaiah 1:30; Isaiah 24:4; Isaiah 28:1, 4; 40:7, 8); once it is the translation of balal "to well up," "to overflow"; perhaps from nabhal (Isaiah 64:6, "We all do fade as a leaf"); in the New Testament of maraino, "to come to wither or to fade away" (James 1:11, "So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways," the Revised Version (British and American) "in his goings"); compare The Wisdom of Solomon 28, "Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered" (maraino); amardntinos (amaranth), "unfading," occurs in 1 Peter 5:4, "the crown of glory that fadeth not away," and amarantos (1 Peter 1:4), "an inheritance. that fadeth not away"; compare The Wisdom of Solomon 6:12, "Wisdom is glorious (the Revised Version (British and American) "radiant"), and fadeth not away."
For "fade" (Ezekiel 47:12), the Revised Version (British and American) has "wither"; for "fall" "falleth" "falling" (Isaiah 34:4), "fade," "fadeth," "fading".
W. L. Walker
Fade (16 Occurrences)
James 1:11 For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Peter 1:4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn't fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, (WEB KJV ASV WBS NAS NIV)
1 Peter 5:4 When the chief Shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown of glory that doesn't fade away. (WEB KJV ASV WBS NIV)
2 Samuel 22:46 The foreigners will fade away, and will come trembling out of their close places. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Esther 9:28 and that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memory of them perish from their seed. (See NAS)
Job 24:24 They are exalted; yet a little while, and they are gone. Yes, they are brought low, they are taken out of the way as all others, and are cut off as the tops of the ears of grain. (See RSV)
Psalms 18:45 The foreigners shall fade away, and shall come trembling out of their close places. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Psalms 37:2 for they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and fade as the green herb. (DBY JPS YLT NAS RSV)
Psalms 109:23 I fade away like an evening shadow. I am shaken off like a locust. (WEB NIV)
Isaiah 17:4 And it will be in that day that the glory of Jacob will be made small, and the strength of his body will become feeble. (See NAS NIV)
Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Isaiah 34:4 All of the army of the sky will be dissolved. The sky will be rolled up like a scroll, and all its armies will fade away, as a leaf fades from off a vine or a fig tree. (WEB ASV DBY YLT)
Isaiah 64:6 For we have all become as one who is unclean, and all our righteousness is as a polluted garment: and we all fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Jeremiah 8:13 I will utterly consume them, says Yahweh: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Ezekiel 47:12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. (KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Nahum 1:4 He rebukes the sea, and makes it dry, and dries up all the rivers. Bashan languishes, and Carmel; and the flower of Lebanon languishes. (See RSV NIV)