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Definitions of shade

  1. To screen from light and heat; shield. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To blend, as colors; modify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To obscure; to dim the brightness of. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To pain in obscure colors; to darken. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To mark with gradations of light or color. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To screen from light or heat; to darken or make dim; to mark or paint with varying degrees of light or color. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To screen from light or heat: to shelter: to mark with gradations of color: to darken. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To screen from light; darken; mark with gradations in color. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To change by slight degrees; as, the sunset clouds shade from pale pink to deep purple. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To act as a shade. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. represent the effect of shade or shadow on Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. cast a shadow over Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. To screen from light or heat; to obscure; to shelter; to darken; to paint with gradations of colour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The place or abode of the ghosts of the dead. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Hades. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Shadow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Darkness; obscurity; - often in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The soul after its separation from the body; - so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To undergo or exhibit minute difference or variation, as of color, meaning, expression, etc.; to pass by slight changes; - used chiefly with a preposition, as into, away, off. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A blind. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Partial darkness caused by cutting off rays of light; darkness; dimness; a spot not exposed to the sun; something which cuts off or softens the rays of light, as a screen or curtain; special quality or degree of color; as, a peculiar shade of blue; a slight degree of difference in meaning, etc.; a ghost or phantom. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Partial darkness: interception of light: obscurity: a shady place: protection: shelter: a screen: degree of color: a very minute change: (paint.) the dark part of a picture: the soul separated from the body: a ghost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. SHADER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. A ghost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Interception of light; obscurity; screen; degree of color; a ghost. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Obscurity; gloom; dusk; shadow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A gradation of color; minute difference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Obscurity, due to the interception of the rays of light; darkness; obscurity; a shady place; degree or gradation of light; a spirit or ghost; a secluded retreat; something that intercepts light or heat; shelter; the dark part of a picture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. The obscurity or darkness resulting from the partial interruption of the rays of light; gloom; any obscure or partially-dark place; anything which intercepts light or heat; a glass cover for enclosing and protecting timepieces and valuable ornaments, &c.; a screen; shelter; protection; the varying dark parts of a picture; a very minute difference; a ghost; a disembodied spirit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for shade

  1. " Be brave, my Halcyone," said the shade of the dead king. – Stories of Birds by Lenore Elizabeth Mulets
  2. There- already it was a shade lighter! – Snow-Blind by Katharine Newlin Burt
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