Waxing (and waning): Enthusiasm is up overall among Republicans and down among Democratic voters in 2012.
Experts also cite the potential dangers of waning education on the workforce.
For all its waning power and prestige, the world continues to look to the United States for solutions and for hope.
Old English wanian "make or become smaller gradually," from Proto-Germanic *wanojanan (cf. Old Saxon wanon, Old Norse vana, Old Frisian wania, Middle Dutch waenen, Old High German wanon "to wane, to grow less"), from *wano- "lacking," from PIE *we-no-, from root *eue- "to leave, abandon, give out" (see vain). Related: Waned; waning; wanes.