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Shade

Pronunciation: shād
n.1.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.
2.Darkness; obscurity; - often in the plural.
The shades of night were falling fast.
- Longfellow.
3.An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
4.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.
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
- Ps. cxxi. 5.
Sleep under a fresh tree's shade.
- Shak.
5.Shadow.
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue.
- Pope.
6.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.
7.(Painting, Drawing, etc.) The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
8.Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
9.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.
The Shades
the Nether World; the supposed abode of souls after leaving the body.
v. t.1.To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
[imp. & p. p. Shaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shading.]
2.To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
Ere in our own house I do shade my head.
- Shak.
3.To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
4.To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
5.To mark with gradations of light or color.
6.To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
v. i.1.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.
Noun1.shade - 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"
2.shade - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
Synonyms: tint, tincture, tone
3.shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
4.shade - 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"
5.shade - a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
6.shade - a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
Synonyms: tad
7.shade - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
8.shade - a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
Verb1.shade - cast a shadow over
Synonyms: shade off, shadow
2.shade - represent the effect of shade or shadow on
Synonyms: fill in
3.shade - protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
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