- (uncountable) darkness, Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
- The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.
- (countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
- Close the shade, please, it's too bright in here.
- (countable) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
- I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
- (figurative) A subtle variation in a concept.
- shades of meaning
- (archaic) A ghost.
- Too long have I been haunted by that shade.
- (archaic) A creature that is partially human and partially angel.
- He was attacked by a Shade.
- (countable) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
verb (shad, ing)
- Dutch: jaloezie
- French: esprit , ombre
- German: Farbton
- Italian: ombra
- (transitive) To shield from light.
- The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.
- (transitive) To alter slightly.
- You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
- Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
- (intransitive) To vary slightly, particularly in color.
- The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
- (intransitive) (baseball) When a defensive player moves slightly from his normal fielding position.
- Jones will a little to the right on this pitch count.
- French: tendre vers
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