Associations to the word «Shade»

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SHADE, noun. (uncountable) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
SHADE, noun. (countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
SHADE, noun. (countable) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
SHADE, noun. (figuratively) A subtle variation in a concept.
SHADE, noun. (figuratively) An aspect that is reminiscent of something.
SHADE, noun. A very small degree of a quantity, or variety of meaning
SHADE, noun. (archaic or literary) A ghost.
SHADE, noun. (archaic) A creature that is partially human and partially angel.
SHADE, noun. (countable) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
SHADE, noun. (uncountable) (gay slang) Subtle insults.
SHADE, verb. (transitive) To shield from light.
SHADE, verb. (transitive) To alter slightly.
SHADE, verb. (intransitive) To vary or approach something slightly, particularly in color.
SHADE, verb. (intransitive) (baseball) (of a defensive player) To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.
SHADE, verb. (transitive) To darken, particularly in drawing.
SHADE, verb. To surpass by a narrow margin.
SHADE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen.
SHADE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
SHADE HORSETAIL, noun. A plant in the taxonomic genus Equisetum (horsetails); Equisetum pratense.
SHADE HORSETAILS, noun. Plural of shade horsetail

Dictionary definition

SHADE, 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, 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".
SHADE, noun. Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade".
SHADE, 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".
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".
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".
SHADE, noun. A mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past".
SHADE, noun. A representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment).
SHADE, verb. Cast a shadow over.
SHADE, verb. Represent the effect of shade or shadow on.
SHADE, verb. Protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight".
SHADE, verb. Vary slightly; "shade the meaning".
SHADE, verb. Pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow".

Wise words

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