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shade

shade

 
 
pronunciation:
sheId
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: darkness caused by light rays being blocked.
On hot, sunny days, we like the shade of the old oak tree.
synonyms:
shadiness, shadow
antonyms:
light
definition 2: an area that has such darkness.
The horses stood in the shade to cool off.
 
synonyms:
shadow
definition 3: an object or device on a lamp or window that blocks light or heat rays.
We need to buy a shade to soften the harsh light of this lamp.Close the shade so it stays dark in here in the morning.
definition 4: the degree of darkness of a color.
My set of crayons has three shades of green.
synonyms:
hue, tint, tone
definition 5: a small difference or change.
This poem has many shades of meaning.
definition 6: (plural; informal) sunglasses.
That movie star never goes out without his shades on.
synonyms:
sunglasses
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: shaded, shades, shading
definition 1: to hide or protect from light.
We shaded our eyes as we looked across the desert.
similar words:
protect, screen, shield, veil
definition 2: to change by slight degrees.
She shaded the truth to make herself seem innocent.
similar words:
adapt, adjust, alter, change, modify, vary
derivation: shaded (adj.)
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