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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shade, shadiness, shadowiness(noun)

    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, tint, tincture, tone(noun)

    a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

    "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

  3. shade(noun)

    protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

    "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

  4. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement(noun)

    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(noun)

    a position of relative inferiority

    "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"

  6. tad, shade(noun)

    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"

  7. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre(noun)

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

  8. shade(verb)

    a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

  9. shadow, shade, shade off(verb)

    cast a shadow over

  10. shade, fill in(verb)

    represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  11. shade(verb)

    protect from light, heat, or view

    "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

  12. shade(verb)

    vary slightly

    "shade the meaning"

  13. shade(verb)

    pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

    "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shade(noun)

    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. Shade(noun)

    darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural

  3. Shade(noun)

    an obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat

  4. Shade(noun)

    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

  5. Shade(noun)

    shadow

  6. Shade(noun)

    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. Shade(noun)

    the darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above

  8. Shade(noun)

    degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink

  9. Shade(noun)

    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

  10. Shade(verb)

    to shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from

  11. Shade(verb)

    to shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes

  12. Shade(verb)

    to obscure; to dim the brightness of

  13. Shade(verb)

    to pain in obscure colors; to darken

  14. Shade(verb)

    to mark with gradations of light or color

  15. Shade(verb)

    to present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent

Freebase

  1. Shade

    Shade is the blocking of sunlight by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. Shade also consists of the colors grey, black, white, etc. It may refer to blocking of sunlight by a roof, a tree, an umbrella, a window shade or blind, curtains, or other objects. Shade is an important issue in temperate and tropical zones for providing cooling and shelter from the sun.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'shade' in Nouns Frequency: #1671


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