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shade

shade

 
pronunciation:
sheId
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: relative darkness resulting from the interception of light rays.
synonyms:
shadiness, shadow
antonyms:
light
definition 2: an area characterized by such darkness.
 
synonyms:
shadow, umbra
antonyms:
sun
definition 3: an object or device that intercepts or blocks light rays or heat, esp. a cone-shaped hood for a lamp, or a window shade.
definition 4: the intensity of darkness of a color.
three shades of green
synonyms:
cast, hue, tint, tone
definition 5: a small variation; nuance.
subtle shades of meaning
synonyms:
nuance, shading
definition 6: a hint or trace.
synonyms:
hint, shadow, suggestion, tinge, touch, trace
similar words:
ghost
definition 7: a ghost or spirit; specter.
synonyms:
apparition, ghost, phantasm, phantom, specter
definition 8: (pl.; informal) sunglasses.
synonyms:
sunglasses
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shaded, shades, shading
definition 1: to create shade or darkness on or in.
synonyms:
shadow
similar words:
becloud, cloud, darken, dim, opaque, overshadow
definition 2: to hide or protect from light.
synonyms:
shadow
similar words:
protect, screen, shield, veil
definition 3: to change by slight or imperceptible degrees.
She shaded the truth to make her point more clearly.
similar words:
adapt, adjust, alter, change, color, modify, vary
definition 4: to cover.
Shade the window, will you?
synonyms:
cover
antonyms:
uncover
similar words:
cloak, curtain, darken, screen
definition 5: to lower by small amounts.
That dealer always shades his prices.
similar words:
cut, lessen, lower, reduce
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to change or move by slight degrees, as into a different color or state.
similar words:
alter, change, color, dim, tone
derivation: shaded (adj.)
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