dwindle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “dwindle” in the English Dictionary

"dwindle" in British English

See all translations

dwindleverb [I]

uk   /ˈdwɪn.dəl/  us   /ˈdwɪn.dəl/
(Definition of dwindle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dwindle" in American English

See all translations

dwindleverb [I]

 us   /ˈdwɪn·dəl/
to become less in number or smaller: The community had dwindled to a tenth of its former size.
(Definition of dwindle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dwindle" in Business English

See all translations

dwindleverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈdwɪndl/
to gradually become less, smaller, or lower in level: dwindle from sth to sth The municipality's population has dwindled from 40,000 to 24,000. dwindling funds/resources/stocks Companies are having recruitment difficulties as they battle it out for a dwindling number of skilled staff.
(Definition of dwindle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of dwindle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“dwindle” in British English

A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

spaceship

(especially in stories) a vehicle used for travel in space

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More