What does shade mean?

Definitions for shade
ʃeɪdshade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shade, shadiness, shadowinessnoun

    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, tonenoun

    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. shadenoun

    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, refinementnoun

    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. shadenoun

    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, shadenoun

    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, spectrenoun

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

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

  8. shadeverb

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

  9. shadow, shade, shade offverb

    cast a shadow over

  10. shade, fill inverb

    represent the effect of shade or shadow on

  11. shadeverb

    protect from light, heat, or view

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

  12. shadeverb

    vary slightly

    "shade the meaning"

  13. shadeverb

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

    "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shadenoun

    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. Shadenoun

    darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  3. Shadenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  4. Shadenoun

    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. Shadenoun

    shadow

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  6. Shadenoun

    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. Shadenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  8. Shadenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  9. Shadenoun

    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. Shadeverb

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  11. Shadeverb

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

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  12. Shadeverb

    to obscure; to dim the brightness of

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  13. Shadeverb

    to pain in obscure colors; to darken

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  14. Shadeverb

    to mark with gradations of light or color

    Etymology: [See Shade, n.]

  15. Shadeverb

    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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Entomology

  1. Shade

    a cloudy, ill-defined streak or band.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Lala Kent:

    I am not very subtle when I shade people. If I was upset, I would have just straight up said it, unfortunately, the headline is way more interesting than what I’m about to tell you. My mom quickly took a picture of me, I was just standing next to the poster. She said, ‘Pose. I want to get a picture.’ I quickly said I am excited for the movie and posted it and then went in to watch the film.

  2. Truman Capote:

    Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

  3. Arielle Cohen:

    Buoyed by the victories of young socialist candidates in Pennsylvania, Arielle Cohen, co-chairperson of a local Democratic Socialists of America chapter, told The Huffington Post that momentum was on the side of ultra-left liberals. We won on popular demands that were deemed impossible. We won on health care for all, we won on free education, we’re turning the state the right shade of red tonight.

  4. Napoleon Bonaparte:

    My enemies are many, my equals are none. In the shade of olive trees, they said Italy could never be conquered. In the land of Pharaohs and Kings, they said Egypt could never be humbled. In the realm of forest and snow, they said Russia could never be tamed. Now they say nothing. They fear me, like a force of nature, a dealer in thunder and death! I say: I am Napoleon, I am Emperor. (Napoleon: Total War)

  5. Mickey Mehta:

    Tough times don't last but tough people do.For this life to be complete it has to be total , from white to black& black to white, whatever may be your plight, how much ever you use your might, no shade remains ever constant.Your grit, determination and your resilience however can be constant. Don't collapse when pressurized ,grow taller and  get MickeyMized.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. crate
    • B. dint
    • C. germ
    • D. impurity

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