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Definitions of shadow

  1. To cast a shadow; shade; darken. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To foreshow dimly; often with forth or out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To follow as a spy; dog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To deprive of light; darken or cloud; mark with degrees of light or color; represent faintly; attend closely; follow and watch closely, as a detective. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To shade: to cloud or darken: to shade, as a painting: to represent faintly: to follow, unobserved, as a detective shadows a suspected criminal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To shade; darken; represent faintly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. cast a shadow over Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To shade; to cloud; to darken; to conceal; to screen; to paint in obscure colours; to represent faintly; to represent typically. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To cloud or darken; to represent faintly or imperfectly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. shade within clear boundaries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves that of last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Darkness; shade; obscurity. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A small degree; a shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To conceal; to hide; to screen. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Shade caused by an object: shade: darkness: shelter: security: favor: the dark part of a picture: an inseparable companion: a mystical representation: faint appearance: something only in appearance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Shade; figure formed by shade; darkness; faint oppearance; type; phantom. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. Shadowy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  38. Partial darkness caused by the interception of light; shade; gloom; obscurity; sadness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Something shadowy; a type; faint trace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Shelter; covert; protection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Shade within defined limits; shade, representing the form of a body, which intercepts the rays of light; darkness; obscurity; shade; shelter; the dark part of a picture; an imperfect and faint representation; an inseparable companion; a type; a slight or faint appearance; a reflection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. The shade or partial darkness of a definite form made on one side of a body, caused by a bright light falling upon the opposite side; that portion of space or a surface from which light is intercepted by some opaque body; obscurity; shelter; a slight or faint appearance; something existing only in appearance; a close subservient companion or follower; type; a person or animal thin or emaciated to an extraordinary degree; likeness reflected from a mirror. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. SHADOWLESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for shadow

  1. There was a shadow round her mouth that seemed to go inside when she smiled. – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  2. Then a shadow fell over her face. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
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