toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

recede
used in Education of Little Tree

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to move away or diminish (become less)
The exact meaning of recede depends upon its context. For example:
  • "We can't move back in until the floodwaters recede." — diminish and move away
  • "Her fear receded." — diminished
  • "The waves first advance and then recede." — move away
  • "The news story receded into the background as it was replaced by new stories." — received diminished attention
  • "a receding hairline" — diminished hair (each year the line where hair stops growing is higher)
  • Lighter knots, taken from the centers of rotted stumps, sputtered and flickered from the thick, red resin, throwing on the wall shadows that jumped and contracted, only to leap up again, making the walls come alive with fantastic etchings appearing and disappearing, growing and receding.
    3. Shadows on a Cabin Wall (3% in)

There are no more uses of "recede" in Education of Little Tree.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®