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"
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"
protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
"they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
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"
a position of relative inferiority
"an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the 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"
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"
a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
shadow, shade, shade off(verb)
cast a shadow over
shade, fill in(verb)
represent the effect of shade or shadow on
protect from light, heat, or view
"Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
"shade the meaning"
pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree
"the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
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
darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural
an obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat
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 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
the darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above
degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink
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
to shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from
to shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes
to obscure; to dim the brightness of
to pain in obscure colors; to darken
to mark with gradations of light or color
to present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent
Origin: [See Shade, n.]
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
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. sceadu—scead, shade.]
A type of cover for a light and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.
We bought a lovely shade in the department store, it has small crystals hanging down and looks so beautiful.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'shade' in Nouns Frequency: #1671
The numerical value of shade in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of shade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade.
A flower that grows in the shade of another blooms slowly.
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Translations for shade
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- ظلّ, ظلال, مظلةArabic
- ombraCatalan, Valencian
- odstín, stínCzech
- Vorhang, Farbton, SchattenGerman
- σκιά, απόχρωσηGreek
- nuanco, ombroEsperanto
- umbral, tono, sombrear, sombra, cortinaSpanish
- varjostin, varjo, kaihdin, verho, sävyFinnish
- ton, ombrager, ombre, nuance, esprit, storeFrench
- dubhar, sgàileScottish Gaelic
- ստվեր, շուքArmenian
- sfumatura, spettro, fare ombra, scurire, nuance, varietà, persiana, tinta, tonalità, gradazione, ombreggiare, ombra, fantasmaItalian
- ニュアンス, 影, 意味合いJapanese
- taumarumaru, whakamarumaru, kōpare, maruMāori
- осој, засенува, нијанса, сениште, сенка, ладовина, настрешницаMacedonian
- jaloezie, spook, geest, schaduw, verdonkeren, donker maken, schakering, schim, schaduwenDutch
- chahaʼoh, chahashʼohNavajo, Navaho
- cień, odcieńPolish
- matiz, espectro, sombra, cortina, nuança, tom, sombrearPortuguese
- umbriva, sumbriva, sumbreivaRomansh
- umbri, umbră, adumbriRomanian
- оттенок, нюанс, затенять, тень, штораRussian
- umbara, umbra, urmaSardinian
- gardin, färgton, ton, skugga, persienn, nyansSwedish
- నీడ, షేడు, రంగుTelugu
- itiman, dilimanTagalog
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