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shade

 (shād)
n.
1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays: sat in the shade under the tree.
3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
4.
a. A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated: shades of gray.
b. A slight difference or variation; a nuance: shades of meaning. See Synonyms at nuance.
c. A small amount; a trace: detected a shade of bitterness in her remarks.
5.
a. Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat: closed the window shades.
b. shades Informal Sunglasses.
6. shades
a. Dark shadows gathering at dusk: "The shades of night are falling fast" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
b. The abode of the dead; the underworld: went to the shades of hell.
7.
a. A disembodied spirit; a ghost.
b. shades A present reminder of a person or situation in the past: shades of my high-school days.
v. shad·ed, shad·ing, shades
v.tr.
1. To screen from light or heat: Trees shaded the street.
2. To obscure or darken: "A sliver of mustache shaded his upper lip" (Michael Finkel).
3.
a. To represent degrees of shade or shadow in: shade a drawing.
b. To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture: shaded the pink in the sunset.
4. To change or vary by slight degrees: shade the meaning.
5. To make a slight reduction in: shade prices.
v.intr.
To pass from one quality, color, or thing to another by very slight changes or degrees.
Idiom:
a shade
A little bit; slightly: a sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.

[Middle English, from Old English sceadu.]

shad′er n.

shade

(ʃeɪd)
n
1. relative darkness produced by the blocking out of light
2. a place made relatively darker or cooler than other areas by the blocking of light, esp sunlight
3. a position of relative obscurity
4. something used to provide a shield or protection from a direct source of light, such as a lampshade
5. (Art Terms) a darker area indicated in a painting, drawing, etc, by shading
6. (Colours) a colour that varies slightly from a standard colour due to a difference in hue, saturation, or luminosity: a darker shade of green.
7. a slight amount: a shade of difference.
8. literary a ghost
9. an archaic word for shadow
10. put in the shade to appear better than (another); surpass
vb (mainly tr)
11. to screen or protect from heat, light, view, etc
12. to make darker or dimmer
13. (Art Terms) to represent (a darker area) in (a painting, drawing, etc), by means of hatching, using a darker colour, etc
14. (also intr) to change or cause to change slightly
15. (Commerce) to lower (a price) slightly
[Old English sceadu; related to Gothic skadus, Old High German skato, Old Irish scāth shadow, Greek skotos darkness, Swedish skäddä fog]
ˈshadeless adj

shade

(ʃeɪd)

n., v. shad•ed, shad•ing. n.
1. the comparative darkness caused by the screening of rays of light from an object or area.
2. a place or an area of comparative darkness, as one sheltered from the sun.
4. lampshade.
5. shades,
a. darkness gathering at the close of day.
b. Informal. sunglasses.
c. a reminder of something: shades of the Inquisition.
6. comparative obscurity.
7. the disembodied spirit of a dead person, esp. an ancestor.
8. the degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination.
9. a dark part of a picture or drawing.
10. a slight amount or degree: a shade of difference; coffee with a shade of cream.
11. anything used for protection against excessive light, heat, etc.
12. a shadow.
v.t.
13. to produce shade in or on.
14. to obscure, dim, or darken.
15. to screen or hide from view.
16. to protect by or as if by a screen.
17.
a. to introduce degrees of darkness into (a drawing or painting) in order to render light and shadow or give the effect of color.
b. to render the values of light and dark on (a drawn figure, object, etc.), esp. in order to create an illusion of three-dimensionality.
18. to change by imperceptible degrees.
19. to reduce (a price) by degrees.
v.i.
20. to change by slight graduations.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English s(c)hade, Old English sceadu (see shadow); c. Old Saxon skado, Old High German scato, Gothic skadus, Greek skótos]
shad′er, n.
shade′less, adj.

shadow

shade
1. 'shadow'

A shadow is a dark shape made on a surface when something stands between a light and the surface.

The tree cast a shadow over the garden.

If a place is dark because something prevents light from reaching it, you can say that it is in shadow.

The whole valley is in shadow.
2. 'shade'

You refer to an area that is dark and cool because the sun cannot reach it as the shade.

They sat in the shade and read.
I moved my chair into the shade.

shade


Past participle: shaded
Gerund: shading

Imperative
shade
shade
Present
I shade
you shade
he/she/it shades
we shade
you shade
they shade
Preterite
I shaded
you shaded
he/she/it shaded
we shaded
you shaded
they shaded
Present Continuous
I am shading
you are shading
he/she/it is shading
we are shading
you are shading
they are shading
Present Perfect
I have shaded
you have shaded
he/she/it has shaded
we have shaded
you have shaded
they have shaded
Past Continuous
I was shading
you were shading
he/she/it was shading
we were shading
you were shading
they were shading
Past Perfect
I had shaded
you had shaded
he/she/it had shaded
we had shaded
you had shaded
they had shaded
Future
I will shade
you will shade
he/she/it will shade
we will shade
you will shade
they will shade
Future Perfect
I will have shaded
you will have shaded
he/she/it will have shaded
we will have shaded
you will have shaded
they will have shaded
Future Continuous
I will be shading
you will be shading
he/she/it will be shading
we will be shading
you will be shading
they will be shading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shading
you have been shading
he/she/it has been shading
we have been shading
you have been shading
they have been shading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shading
you will have been shading
he/she/it will have been shading
we will have been shading
you will have been shading
they will have been shading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shading
you had been shading
he/she/it had been shading
we had been shading
you had been shading
they had been shading
Conditional
I would shade
you would shade
he/she/it would shade
we would shade
you would shade
they would shade
Past Conditional
I would have shaded
you would have shaded
he/she/it would have shaded
we would have shaded
you would have shaded
they would have shaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shade - relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque bodyshade - 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"
semidarkness - partial darkness
shadow - shade within clear boundaries
2.shade - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another colorshade - a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
color, coloring, colouring, colour - a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"
mellowness - a soft shade of a color; "a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"
richness - a strong deep vividness of hue; "the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"
tinge, undertone - a pale or subdued color
3.shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
lamp shade, lampshade - a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
parasol, sunshade - a handheld collapsible source of shade
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
sun visor - a shade (sometimes of green mica) affixed above the windshield of an automobile
4.shade - 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"
meaning, signification, import, significance - the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"
5.shade - a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
inferiority, lower rank, lower status - the state of being inferior
6.shade - 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"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
7.shade - a mental representation of some haunting experienceshade - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow, apparition - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
8.shade - a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
representation - a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something
Verb1.shade - cast a shadow over
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
2.shade - represent the effect of shade or shadow on
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
paint - make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
crosshatch - shade with multiple crossing lines; "the draftsman crosshatched the area"
3.shade - protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
block out, screen - prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
4.shade - vary slightly; "shade the meaning"
shade - pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
5.shade - pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
shade - vary slightly; "shade the meaning"

shade

noun
1. hue, tone, colour, tint The walls were painted in two shades of green.
2. shadow, cover, screen, shadows, shelter, coolness, shadiness Exotic trees provide welcome shade.
3. dash, trace, hint, suggestion, suspicion, small amount, semblance There was a shade of irony in her voice.
4. nuance, difference, degree, graduation, subtlety, gradation, modulation the capacity to convey subtle shades of meaning
5. screen, covering, cover, blind, curtain, shield, veil, canopy She left the shades down and the lights off.
6. (Literary) ghost, spirit, shadow, phantom, spectre, manes, apparition, eidolon His writing benefits from the shade of Lincoln hovering over his shoulder.
plural noun
1. sunglasses, dark glasses, Raybans (trademark) Wearing shades on the beach allowed them to ogle people undetected.
verb
1. darken, shadow, cloud, dim, cast a shadow over, shut out the light a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
2. cover, protect, screen, hide, shield, conceal, obscure, veil, mute You've got to shade your eyes or close them altogether.
3. turn, transmute, change gradually As the dusk shaded into night we drove slowly.
put something or someone in the shade outshine, exceed, eclipse, outdo, overshadow, surpass, transcend, outclass, outshine, make pale by comparison a run that put every other hurdler's performance in the shade

shade

noun
1. Comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays:
2. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment:
3. The property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size:
4. A slight variation between nearly identical entities:
6. A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
verb
1. To shelter, especially from light:
2. To make dark or darker:
3. To make a slight reduction in (a price):
Translations
ظِل الصّورَهظِلّظُلَّه، شَيءٌ مُظَلِّلفَيء، ظِللَوْن خَفيف، تَفاوُت في اللوْن
stínodstínodstínitslunečníkstínit
skyggeglidegøre mørkerelille smulenuance
ombro
varjovarjostinverhokaihdinsävy
nijansasjena
árnyékátmegyernyõhajszálnyimegvéd
dekkja, skyggjalit-/blæbrigîiörlítiîskermur, hlífskuggi
그늘
akiniai nuo saulėsapsaugoti nuo šviesospaunksnėpavėsingaspereiti
aizēnotaizsegtēnaēnotgaismēna
tientónovaťvytieňovať
odtenekroletasencasenčnikzasenčiti
skugga
ร่ม ที่ร่ม
gölgegölge vurmakgölgelendirmekgölgelikgölgelik yer
chỗ râm

shade

[ʃeɪd]
A. N
1. (= area of darkness) → sombra f
in the shadea la sombra
35 degrees in the shade35 grados a la sombra
to put sb in the shade (fig) → hacer sombra a algn
to put sth in the shade (fig) → dejar algo en la sombra
2. [of colour] → tono m, matiz m (fig) [of meaning, opinion] → matiz m
all shades of opinion are representedestá representada la gama entera de opiniones
3. (Art) → sombra f
4. shades (= sunglasses) → gafas fpl de sol
5. (= lampshade) → pantalla f; (= eye-shade) → visera f (US) (= blind) → persiana f
6. (= small quantity) → poquito m, tantito m (LAm)
just a shade moreun poquito más
7. (liter) (= ghost) → fantasma m
8. (= reminder) shades of Professor Dodd!¡eso recuerda al profesor Dodd!
B. VT
1. (= protect from light) → dar sombra a
the beaches are shaded by palm treeslas palmeras dan sombra a las playas
she put up her hand to shade her eyes (from the sun)levantó la mano para protegerse los ojos (del sol)
2. (Art) (= shade in) → sombrear
shade away VI + ADV = shade off B
shade in VT + ADVsombrear
shade off
A. VT + ADV (Art) [+ colours] → degradar
B. VI + ADVcambiar poco a poco (into hasta hacerse) → transformarse gradualmente (into en) blue that shades off into blackazul que se transforma or se funde gradualmente en negro

shade

[ˈʃeɪd]
n
(= shadow) → ombre f
I need some shade → J'ai besoin d'un peu d'ombre.
in the shade → à l'ombre
It was 35 degrees in the shade → Il faisait trente-cinq degrés à l'ombre.
to put sb/sth in the shade (fig) (= overshadow) → éclipser qn/qch
(for lamp)abat-jour m inv
[colour] → nuance f, ton m
a shade of blue → une nuance de bleu
(US) (= window shade) → store m
(= small quantity) a shade → un poil
"Is it too big?" - "Just a shade." → "C'est trop grand?" - "Juste un poil."
a shade smaller → un poil plus petit(e)
a shade disappointing → un tantinet décevant(e)
I found the food a shade disappointing → J'ai trouvé la nourriture un tantinet décevante.
a shade of sth (= small amount) → un soupçon de qch
vtabriter du soleil
She shaded her eyes with her hand → Elle mit une main sur ses yeux pour s'abriter du soleil.
to be shaded by sth → être à l'ombre de qch
The fields are shaded by trees → Les champs sont à l'ombre des arbres. shades
npl (= sunglasses) → lunettes fpl de soleil

shade

n
Schatten m; 30° in the shade30 Grad im Schatten; to give or provide shadeSchatten spenden; the shades of night (liter)der Schatten der Nacht (liter); to put somebody/something in the shade (fig)jdn/etw in den Schatten stellen
(= lampshade)(Lampen)schirm m; (= eye shade)Schild nt, → Schirm m; (esp US: = blind) → Jalousie f; (= roller blind)Springrollo nt; (outside house) → Markise f; shades (inf: = sunglasses) → Sonnenbrille f
(of colour)(Farb)ton m; (fig, of opinion) → Schattierung f; (of meaning)Nuance f; turquoise is a shade of blueTürkis ist ein blauer Farbton; a brighter shade of redein leuchtenderer Rotton; a new shade of lipstickein neuer Farbton für Lippenstifte; shade-cardFarb(en)probe f; of all shades and hues (lit)in den verschiedensten Farben, in allen Schattierungen; (fig)aller Schattierungen
(= small quantity)Spur f; it’s a shade long/too longes ist etwas lang/etwas or eine Spur zu lang
(liter: = ghost) → Schatten m; the shades (Myth) → die Bewohner pldes Schattenreiches; (= Hades)das Reich der Schatten, das Schattenreich; shades of Professor Jones! (inf)wie mich das an Professor Jones erinnert!
vt
(= cast shadow on)Schatten werfen auf (+acc), → beschatten (geh); (= protect from light, sun)abschirmen; lamp, windowabdunkeln; that part is shaded by a treeder Teil liegt im Schatten eines Baumes; to be shaded from the sunim Schatten liegen or sein; (protected against sun) → vor der Sonne geschützt sein; he shaded his eyes with his hander hielt die Hand vor die Augen(, um nicht geblendet zu werden); to shade the truthdie Wahrheit beschönigen
(= darken with lines)schraffieren; (for artistic effect) → schattieren; to shade something inetw ausschraffieren; (= colour in)etw ausmalen; to shade one colour (Brit) or color (US) into anothereine Farbe langsam in die andere übergehen lassen
(inf) (= narrowly win) gameknapp gewinnen; (= narrowly defeat) opponentknapp besiegen
vi (lit, fig)übergehen; to shade offallmählich blasser werden; blue that shades (off) into blackBlau, das in Schwarz übergeht

shade

[ʃeɪd]
1. n
a.ombra
in the shade → all'ombra
to put in the shade (fig) → mettere in ombra, oscurare
b. (also lampshade) → paralume m
c. (also eyeshade) → visiera
d. (Am) (window shade) → tapparella
e. shades npl (Am) (sunglasses) → occhiali mpl da sole
f. (of colour) → tonalità f inv, sfumatura (fig) (of meaning, opinion) → sfumatura
several shades darker/lighter → di tonalità parecchio più scura/chiara
this lipstick comes in several shades → questo rossetto è disponibile in diverse gradazioni di colore
g. (small quantity) just a shade moreun tantino di più
a shade bigger → un tantino più grande
2. vt (from sun, light) → riparare
to shade one's eyes from the sun → ripararsi gli occhi dal sole
shade in vt + adv (drawing) → ombreggiare

shade

(ʃeid) noun
1. slight darkness caused by the blocking of some light. I prefer to sit in the shade rather than the sun.
2. the dark parts of a picture. light and shade in a portrait.
3. something that screens or shelters from light or heat. a large sunshade; a shade for a light.
4. a variety of a colour; a slight difference. a pretty shade of green; shades of meaning.
5. a slight amount. The weather is a shade better today.
verb
1. (sometimes with from) to shelter from light or heat. He put up his hand to shade his eyes.
2. to make darker. You should shade the foreground of that drawing.
3. (with into) to change very gradually eg from one colour to another.
ˈshaded adjective
(of parts of a picture) made darker.
shades noun plural
(especially American) sunglasses.
ˈshading noun
(in a picture etc) the marking that shows the darker parts.
ˈshady adjective
1. sheltered or giving shelter from heat or light. a shady tree; a shady corner of the garden.
2. dishonest. a shady business.
ˈshadiness noun
put in the shade
to cause to seem unimportant. She is so beautiful that she puts her sister in the shade.

shade

ظِلّ stín skygge Schatten σκιά sombra varjo ombre nijansa ombra 그늘 schaduw nyanse cień sombra тень skugga ร่ม ที่ร่ม gölge chỗ râm 荫凉处

shade

n. sombra.
References in classic literature ?
Every turn I ever pulled is put in the shade by this one.
It has accomplished wonders far surpassing Egyptian pyramids, Roman aqueducts, and Gothic cathedrals; it has conducted expeditions that put in the shade all former Exoduses of nations and crusades.