shade

shade
[[t]ʃeɪd[/t]]
n. v. shad•ed, shad•ing
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
5) shades
a) darkness gathering at the close of day
b) sts Informal. sunglasses
c) a reminder of something:
shades of the Inquisition[/ex]
6) comparative obscurity
7) the disembodied spirit of a dead person, esp. an ancestor.
8) fia the degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination
9) fia a dark part of a picture or drawing
10) a slight amount or degree:
a shade of difference; coffee with a shade of cream[/ex]
11) anything used for protection against excessive light, heat, etc
12) a shadow
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) fia
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
20) to change by slight graduations
Etymology: bef. 900; (n.) ME s(c) hade, OE sceadu (see shadow); c. OSskado, OHG scato, Go skadus, Gk skótos shad′er, n. shade′less, adj.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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