What does shade mean?

Definitions for shade
ʃeɪdshade

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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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  2. Shade(noun)

    darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  3. Shade(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  5. Shade(noun)

    shadow

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  7. Shade(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  8. Shade(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  10. Shade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  11. Shade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  12. Shade(verb)

    to obscure; to dim the brightness of

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  13. Shade(verb)

    to pain in obscure colors; to darken

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  14. Shade(verb)

    to mark with gradations of light or color

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  15. Shade(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shade

    shād, n. partial darkness: interception of light: obscurity: a shady place: protection: shelter: a screen: degree of colour: a very minute change: (paint.) the dark part of a picture: the soul separated from the body: a ghost: (obs., poet.) a bodily shadow: (pl.) the departed spirits, or their unseen abode, Hades.—v.t. to screen from light or heat: to shelter: to mark with gradations of colour: to darken: (Spens.) to foreshadow, represent.—adjs. Shā′ded, marked with gradations of colour: sheltered; Shade′ful, shady; Shade′less, without shade.—n. Shā′der.—adv. Shā′dily.—ns. Shā′diness; Shā′ding, the act of making a shade: the effect of light and shade, as in a picture; Shā′ding-pen, a pen with a broad flat nib.—adj. Shā′dy, having, or in, shade: sheltered from light or heat: (coll.) not fit to bear the light, of dubious honesty or morality. [A.S. sceaduscead, shade.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say shade in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of shade in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Our friendships are precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life;and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part is sunshine.

  2. Athena Athena:

    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

  3. Theo Campbell:

    I wasnt going to say anything as its BS to me. But think, loveisland is 10x bigger over here then( sic) the challenge is in the U.S. if anyone thought she was being racist it would have been picked up on it already. @georgiaharisonx is away filming atm so cant tell us who she was, shes one the biggest pro LBGT people, shes all about equality and is one of the least racist people youll ever come across. So leave it out. Look at the low life other challengers trying to shade her name as they didnt get along with her. .

  4. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson:

    A Shade upon the mind there passesAs when on NoonA Cloud the mighty Sun encloses.

  5. Pablo Rivero:

    Certainly the idea of ??the butcher shop is to give people a shade of Don Julio.

Images & Illustrations of shade

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