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Definitions of shadow

  1. something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. cast a shadow over Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a clue that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. shade within clear boundaries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves that of last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. Darkness; shade; obscurity. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A small degree; a shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To conceal; to hide; to screen. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. Partial darkness within certain limits; a darkened portion of space, representing in its outline the form of the body which intercepts or cuts off from it the rays of light; the dark part of a picture; obscurity or darkness; a reflected image; faint representation; small degree; as, not the shadow of a doubt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  31. 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.
  32. Achromatocyte, phantom corpuscle, a decolorized red blood-cell. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. SHADOWLESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. To shade; darken; represent faintly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. To cast a shadow; shade; darken. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To foreshow dimly; often with forth or out. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To follow as a spy; dog. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. 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.
  43. Something shadowy; a type; faint trace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. Shelter; covert; protection. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. used in Colossians 2:17 ; Hebrews 8:5 ; 10:1 to denote the typical relation of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation. biblestudytools.com
  50. shad'[=o], n. shade caused by an object: darkness: shelter: security: favour: the dark part of a picture: an inseparable companion: a mystical representation: faint appearance: a ghost, spirit: something only in appearance.--v.t to shade: to cloud or darken: to shade, as a painting: to represent faintly: to hide, conceal: (coll.) to attend like a shadow, watch continuously and carefully.--ns. SHAD'OW-FIG'URE, a silhouette; SHAD'OWINESS, the state of being shadowy or unsubstantial; SHAD'OWING, shading: gradation of light and colour.--adj. SHAD'OWLESS.--n. SHAD'OW-STITCH, in lace-making, a very delicate kind of ladder-stitch used in fine open-work.--adj. SHAD'OWY, full of shadow: dark: obscure: typical: unsubstantial: (rare) indulging in fancies.--SHADOW OF DEATH, approach of death: terrible disaster. [A.S. sceadu; cog. with Old High Ger. scato, and perh. Gr. skotos, darkness, skia, shadow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  51. Shade (sitting in the s.; the s. of death is on his face; valley of the s. of death; the ss. of night; under the s. of misfortune), dark part of picture, room, &c.; patch of shade, dark figure projected by body that intercepts light rays, this regarded as person\'s or thing\'s appendage (may your s. never grow less!, nor consequently you thin), (fig.) one\'s inseparable attendant or companion; reflected image; type, faint representation, adumbration, premonition (coming events cast their ss. before); slightest trace (without a s. of doubt); unsubstantial or unreal thing or counterfeit (what ss. we are!; catch at ss.; having only the s. of freedom), phantom, ghost, (is but the s. of his former self; worn to a s.; a terrible s. with uplifted hand); privacy, obscurity, (content to live in the s.); shelter, protection, (under the s. of the Almighty); (Yacht.) kind of light sail used in fair winds; s.-stitch, kind of ladderwork in lace-making. Hence shadowless, shadowy, aa., shadowiness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. Overspread with s. (chiefly poet.); set forth dimly, in outline, allegorically, or prophetically; dog, secretly watch all movements of. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. n. [Anglo Saxon] Shade within defined limits, representing the form of a body which intercepts the rays of light;-a plane projection in darkened outline of the form and relative proportions of a body placed in front of the light,-darkness; shade; obscurity; - obscure place; secluded retreat; shelter made by any thing which intercepts light, heat, or air;-protection; cover;-the darker or less illuminated part of a picture;-that which follows or Attends a person or thing like a shadow; a spirit; A ghost; -an. imperfect and faint representation; -Adumbration; indistinct image; hence, mystical representation; type;-something unsubstantial; phantom; mockery. Cabinet Dictionary

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