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English noun: shade

1. shade (state) relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body


SamplesIt is much cooler in the shade.
There's too much shadiness to take good photographs.


Synonymsshadiness, shadowiness


Broader (hypernym)semidarkness


Narrower (hyponym)shadow

2. shade (attribute) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color


SamplesAfter several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted.


Synonymstincture, tint, tone


Broader (hypernym)color, coloring, colour, colouring


Narrower (hyponym)mellowness, richness, tinge, undertone

3. shade (artifact) protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight


SamplesThey used umbrellas as shades.
As the sun moved he readjusted the shade.


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)lamp shade, lampshade, parasol, sun visor, sunshade

4. shade (communication) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude


SamplesWithout understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor.
Don't argue about shades of meaning.


Synonymsnicety, nuance, refinement, subtlety


Broader (hypernym)import, meaning, significance, signification

5. shade (state) a position of relative inferiority


SamplesAn achievement that puts everything else in the shade.
His brother's success left him in the shade.


Broader (hypernym)inferiority, lower rank, lower status

6. shade (quantity) a slight amount or degree of difference


SamplesA tad too expensive.
Not a tad of difference.
The new model is a shade better than the old one.


Synonymstad


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

7. shade (cognition) a mental representation of some haunting experience


SamplesHe looked like he had seen a ghost.
It aroused specters from his past.


Synonymsghost, specter, spectre, spook, wraith


Broader (hypernym)apparition, fantasm, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, shadow

8. shade (artifact) a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)


Broader (hypernym)representation


English verb: shade

1. shade (weather) cast a shadow over


Synonymsshade off, shadow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)darken

2. shade (creation) represent the effect of shade or shadow on


Synonymsfill in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, paint


Narrower (hyponym)crosshatch


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. shade (contact) protect from light, heat, or view


SamplesShade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block out, screen

4. shade (change) vary slightly


SamplesShade the meaning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupshade

5. shade (change) pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree


SamplesThe butterfly wings shade to yellow.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupshade









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