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

  2. Shadenoun

    darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural

  3. Shadenoun

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

  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

  5. Shadenoun

    shadow

  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

  7. Shadenoun

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

  8. Shadenoun

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

  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

  10. Shadeverb

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

  11. Shadeverb

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

  12. Shadeverb

    to obscure; to dim the brightness of

  13. Shadeverb

    to pain in obscure colors; to darken

  14. Shadeverb

    to mark with gradations of light or color

  15. Shadeverb

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

  16. 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. Bharavi:

    The friendship of the bad is like the shade of some precipitous bank with crumbling sides, which, falling, buries him who is beneath.

  2. 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.

  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. Thomas Hood (1799-1845), in the poem called No!:

    No sun - no moon! No morn - no noon - No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member - No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds, November!

  5. Charles Sydney Gibbes:

    “He had a, ‘presence,’ that was second to none, so full of quiet and assured self-possession and dignity. But it never inspired fear. The deepest sentiment that it invoked was awe, not fear. I think the reason for this was his eyes. Yes, I am sure that it was his eyes, so wonderful were they. Of the most delicate, shade of blue, they looked you straight in the face with the kindest, tenderest, most loving expression…His eyes were so clear that it seemed as if he opened the whole of his soul to your gaze, a soul that was so simple and pure that it did not fear your scrutiny…That was his great charm and this was politically his great weakness.”

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