Meaning of SHADE in English

■ noun

1》 comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight.

2》 a position of relative inferiority or obscurity.

3》 a colour, especially with regard to how light or dark it is.

↘a slight degree of difference between colours.

4》 a slightly differing variety: all ~s of opinion.

↘a slight amount.

5》 a lamp~.

6》 N. Amer. a screen or blind on a window.

7》 ( ~s ) informal sunglasses.

8》 literary a ghost.

↘( the Shades ) the underworld.

■ verb

1》 screen from direct light.

↘cover, moderate, or exclude the light of.

2》 darken or colour with parallel pencil lines or a block of colour.

3》 informal narrowly win.

4》 reduce or decline in amount, rate, or price.


~s of —— suggestive or reminiscent of someone or something.


~less adjective

~r noun


OE sc(e)adu , of Gmc origin; cf. shadow .

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