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n., v. shad•ed, shad•ing. n.
A shadow is a dark shape made on a surface when something stands between a light and the surface.
If a place is dark because something prevents light from reaching it, you can say that it is in shadow.
You refer to an area that is dark and cool because the sun cannot reach it as the shade.
Past participle: shaded
|Noun||1.||shade - 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 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"
|3.||shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the 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"|
|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"|
|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"|
|7.||shade - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"|
|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
|Verb||1.||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"|
|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"
|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"
in the shade → a la sombra
35 degrees in the shade → 35 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
all shades of opinion are represented → está representada la gama entera de opiniones
the beaches are shaded by palm trees → las 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)
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
"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
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
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