Dictionary Results for shade


1. shade - noun

· relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"

Synonym(s): shadiness, shadowiness

Hypernym(s): semidarkness




2. shade - noun

· a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

Synonym(s): tint, tincture, tone

Hypernym(s): color, colour, coloring, colouring




3. shade - noun

· protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




4. shade - noun

· a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"

Synonym(s): nuance, nicety, subtlety, refinement

Hypernym(s): meaning, significance, signification, import




5. shade - noun

· a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"

Hypernym(s): inferiority, lower_status, lower_rank




6. shade - noun

· a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"

Synonym(s): tad

Hypernym(s): small_indefinite_quantity, small_indefinite_amount




7. shade - noun

· a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

Synonym(s): ghost, spook, wraith, specter, spectre

Hypernym(s): apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow




8. shade - noun

· a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

Hypernym(s): representation




9. shade - noun

· a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view

Synonym(s): lampshade, lamp_shade

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




10. shade - verb

· cast a shadow over

Synonym(s): shadow, shade_off

Hypernym(s): darken




11. shade - verb

· represent the effect of shade or shadow on

Synonym(s): fill_in

Hypernym(s): draw, paint




12. shade - verb

· protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

Hypernym(s): screen, block_out




13. shade - verb

· vary slightly; "shade the meaning"

Hypernym(s): change, alter, modify




14. shade - verb

· pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

Hypernym(s): change





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