Meaning of SHADE in English

SHADE

/ ʃeɪd; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

OUT OF SUN

1.

[ U ] shade (of sth) an area that is dark and cool under or behind sth, for example a tree or building, because the sun's light does not get to it :

We sat down in the shade of the wall.

The temperature can reach 40°C in the shade .

The trees provide shade for the animals in the summer.

—see also shady

ON LAMP, etc.

2.

[ C ] a thing that you use to prevent light from coming through or to make it less bright :

I bought a new shade for the lamp.

an eyeshade

—see also lampshade , sunshade

ON WINDOW

3.

[ C ] (also ˈwindow shade ) (both NAmE ) = blind

OF COLOUR

4.

[ C ] shade (of sth) a particular form of a colour, that is, how dark or light it is :

a delicate / pale / rich / soft shade of red

➡ note at colour

IN PICTURE

5.

[ U ] the dark areas in a picture, especially the use of these to produce variety :

The painting needs more light and shade .

OF OPINION / FEELING

6.

[ C , usually pl. ] shade of sth a different kind or level of opinion, feeling, etc. :

politicians of all shades of opinion

The word has many shades of meaning.

SLIGHTLY

7.

a shade [ sing. ] a little; slightly

SYN touch :

He was feeling a shade disappointed.

FOR EYES

8.

shades [ pl. ] ( informal ) = sunglasses

STH THAT REMINDS YOU

9.

shades of sb/sth [ pl. ] ( informal ) used when you are referring to things that remind you of a particular person, thing or time :

short skirts and long boots—shades of the 1960s

GHOST

10.

[ C ] ( literary ) the spirit of a dead person; a ghost

IDIOMS

- put sb/sth in the shade

■ verb

[ vn ]

FROM DIRECT LIGHT

1.

shade sb/sth (from / against sth) to prevent direct light from reaching sth :

The courtyard was shaded by high trees.

She shaded her eyes against the sun.

LAMP

2.

[ usually passive ] to provide a screen for a lamp, light, etc. to make it less bright :

a shaded lamp

PART OF PICTURE

3.

shade sth (in) to make a part of a drawing, etc. darker, for example with an area of colour or with pencil lines :

What do the shaded areas on the map represent?

I'm going to shade this part in.

JUST WIN

4.

( BrE , informal ) to just win a contest

PHRASAL VERBS

- shade into sth

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WHICH WORD

shade / shadow

Shade [U] is an area or a part of a place that is protected from the heat of the sun and so is darker and cooler:

Let's sit in the shade for a while.

A shadow [C] is the dark shape made when a light shines on a person or an object:

As the sun went down we cast long shadows on the lawn.

Shadow [U] is an area of darkness in which it is difficult to distinguish things easily:

Her face was in deep shadow.

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English sc(e)adu , of Germanic origin. Compare with shadow .

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