shadow - shade

shadow - shade
'shadow'
A shadow is a dark shape made on a surface when something stands between a light and the surface.

My shadow looked very long and thin.

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If a place is dark because something prevents light from reaching it, you can say that it is in shadow.

The whole canyon is in shadow.

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'shade'
You refer to an area which is dark and cool because the sun cannot reach it as the shade.

They sat in the shade between the palms.

I moved my chair into the shade.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shadow — shad|ow1 W2 [ˈʃædəu US dou] n ↑shadow ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(dark shape)¦ 2¦(darkness)¦ 3¦(bad effect/influence)¦ 4 without/beyond a shadow of a doubt 5 in somebody s shadow 6 be a shadow of your former self 7 shadows under your eyes 8 somebody s shadow 9… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shadow — /ˈʃædoʊ / (say shadoh) noun 1. a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light. 2. shade or comparative darkness; an instance or area of comparative darkness. 3. (plural) darkness coming after sunset. 4.… …  

  • shade off — verb cast a shadow over • Syn: ↑shadow, ↑shade • Derivationally related forms: ↑shade (for: ↑shade), ↑shadow (for: ↑shadow) …   Useful english dictionary

  • shade — n 1 Shade, shadow, umbrage, umbra, penumbra, adumbration can mean the comparative darkness caused by something which intercepts rays of light. Shade carries no implication of a darkness that has a particular form or definite limit but the term… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Shadow — Shad ow (sh[a^]d [ o]), n. [Originally the same word as shade. [root]162. See {Shade}.] 1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shadow of death — Shadow Shad ow (sh[a^]d [ o]), n. [Originally the same word as shade. [root]162. See {Shade}.] 1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shade — (sh[=a]d), n. [OE. shade, shadewe, schadewe, AS. sceadu, scead; akin to OS. skado, D. schaduw, OHG. scato, (gen. scatewes), G. schatten, Goth. skadus, Ir. & Gael. sgath, and probably to Gr. sko tos darkness. [root]162. Cf. {Shadow}, {Shed} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shade — or lamp shade [shād] n. [ME schade < OE sceadu (gen. & dat. sceadwe), akin to Goth skadus < IE base * skot , darkness, shadow > Gr skotos, darkness] 1. comparative darkness caused by a more or less opaque object cutting off rays of light …   English World dictionary

  • shade — [n1] dimness adumbration, blackness, coolness, cover, darkness, dusk, gloominess, obscuration, obscurity, penumbra, screen, semidarkness, shadiness, shadow, shadows, umbra, umbrage; concept 620 Ant. brightness, light shade [n2] blind, shield… …   New thesaurus

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