Associations to the word «Shadow»

Pictures for the word «Shadow»


SHADOW, noun. A dark image projected onto a surface where light (or other radiation) is blocked by the shade of an object.
SHADOW, noun. Relative darkness, especially as caused by the interruption of light; gloom, obscurity.
SHADOW, noun. (obsolete) A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
SHADOW, noun. That which looms as though a shadow.
SHADOW, noun. A small degree; a shade.
SHADOW, noun. An imperfect and faint representation.
SHADOW, noun. One who secretly or furtively follows another.
SHADOW, noun. A type of lettering form of word processors that makes a cubic effect.
SHADOW, noun. An influence, especially a pervasive or a negative one.
SHADOW, noun. A spirit; a ghost; a shade.
SHADOW, noun. (obsolete) (Latinism) An uninvited guest accompanying one who was invited.
SHADOW, verb. To block light or radio transmission.
SHADOW, verb. (espionage) To secretly or discreetly track or follow another, to keep under surveillance.
SHADOW, verb. To accompany a professional during the working day, so as to learn about an occupation one intends to take up.
SHADOW, verb. (programming) To make an identifier, usually a variable, inaccessible by declaring another of the same name within the scope of the first.
SHADOW, verb. (computing) To apply the shadowing process to (the contents of ROM).
SHADOW BANK, noun. (banking) (pejorative) An entity that illegally performs banking functions.
SHADOW BANK, noun. (banking) (economics) (finance) (pejorative) An entity not subject to banking regulation that performs banking functions.
SHADOW BANKING, noun. (pejorative) (banking) (economics) (finance) Bank-like activities that are not subject to existing bank regulation.
SHADOW BANKING SYSTEM, noun. (pejorative) (banking) (finance) (economics) Non-bank financial institutions, that, like banks, borrow short and in liquid forms and lend or invest long in more illiquid assets.
SHADOW BOX, verb. Alternative form of shadow-box
SHADOW BOXED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of shadow box
SHADOW BOXES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shadow box
SHADOW BOXING, noun. (boxing) The action of practicing moves where the opponent is the boxer's own shadow.
SHADOW BOXING, verb. Present participle of shadow box
SHADOW CABINET, noun. A senior group of opposition politicians who shadow the members of the government
SHADOW GAZER, noun. (medical slang) radiologist
SHADOW GAZERS, noun. Plural of shadow gazer
SHADOW GOVERNMENT, noun. A government-in-waiting that is prepared to take control in response to certain events. Often used to refer to leadership of the largest opposition party in parliament, which would assume control should the ruling party be displaced in elections.
SHADOW GOVERNMENTS, noun. Plural of shadow government
SHADOW MATTER, noun. Mirror matter
SHADOW MINISTER, noun. (In British and some Commonwealth parliaments) a member of an opposition party, with responsibility for a particular portfolio.
SHADOW MINISTERS, noun. Plural of shadow minister
SHADOW OF A DOUBT, noun. Any doubt or hesitation at all.
SHADOW PLAY, noun. An ancient form of storytelling and entertainment using opaque, often articulated figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.
SHADOW PLAYS, noun. Plural of shadow play
SHADOW PRICE, noun. (economics) A price for a resource, good, or service which is not based on actual market exchanges, but is mathematically derived from indirect data obtained from related markets.
SHADOW PRICE, verb. (transitive) (economics) To calculate a shadow price for.

Dictionary definition

SHADOW, noun. Shade within clear boundaries.
SHADOW, noun. An unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness".
SHADOW, noun. Something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight".
SHADOW, noun. A premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness".
SHADOW, noun. An indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension".
SHADOW, noun. Refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow".
SHADOW, noun. A dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father".
SHADOW, noun. A spy employed to follow someone and report their movements.
SHADOW, noun. An inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow".
SHADOW, verb. Follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her".
SHADOW, verb. Cast a shadow over.
SHADOW, verb. Make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.