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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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. Joe Johnson:

    Oh, theyll have it made in the shade.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Awakening of the mind is in waking up the kind feelings in the heart with an insight of the soul to distinctly identify and galvanize definitely the shade of darkness created by the colour of happiness.

  3. David Hensley:

    The November PMI surveys point to a further step in the right direction for the global economy, if faster increases in new orders and employment translate into a further bounce in the pace of expansion in December, fourth quarter GDP growth should come in a shade higher than that registered during Q3.

  4. Your Happy Memories Porter:

    Say you come home with eight shades of blue, lay all the swatches out and compare them to each other. You will start to see the subtle differences between each color. Some of the blues lean toward green or aqua. Some are a denim shade. Some have a funky undertone that you just don’t like at all.

  5. Tommy Boy:

    Tommy Did you hear I graduated Richard Yeah and just a shade under a decade. All right. Tommy You know a lot of people go to college for seven years. Richard I know, they're called doctors.

Images & Illustrations of shade

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