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"
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"
3. shade - noun
· protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
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"
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"
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"
7. shade - noun
· a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
8. shade - noun
· a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
9. shade - noun
· a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view
10. shade - verb
· cast a shadow over
11. shade - verb
· represent the effect of shade or shadow on
12. shade - verb
· protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
13. shade - verb
· vary slightly; "shade the meaning"
14. shade - verb
· pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
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