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  Definition of shade
  1. protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
  2. a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  3. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  4. a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
  5. 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"
  6. 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. a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother''s success left him in the shade"
  8. 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"
  9. protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
  10. represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  11. cast a shadow over
Similar Words: tint, tincture, tone, ghost, spook, wraith, specter, spectre, nuance, nicety, subtlety, refinement, tad, shadiness, shadowiness, fill in, shadow, shade off

 

Hyponyms: lampshade, lamp shade, parasol, sunshade, pith hat, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee, topi, sunbonnet, sunhat, sun visor, undertone, tinge, shadow, crosshatch

 

Derivational Morphology: fill in, tone, tincture, tint, tinct, bepaint, tinge, touch, spook, haunt, obsess, ghost, refine, shadow, shade off, shading, shadiness, shadowiness, darkness, dark

 

Anagrams: Hades, sadhe

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: hije   Catalan: ombra  
Croatian: sjena   Dutch: schaduw  
Esperanto: ombro   French: ombre  
German: Schatten   Greek: σκιά  
Hungarian: árnyék   Italian: ombra  
Polish: cień   Portuguese: sombra  
Romanian: umbră   Russian: тень  
Slovak: tien   Telugu: నీడ  
 
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