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shade

shade - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shade

Definition
(noun) relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
Synonyms : shadiness , shadowiness
Example Sentence
  • it is much cooler in the shade
  • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs

Definition
(noun) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
Synonyms : tincture , tint , tone
Example Sentence
  • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Definition
(noun) protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
Example Sentence
  • they used umbrellas as shades
  • as the sun moved he readjusted the shade

Definition
(noun) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
Synonyms : nicety , nuance , refinement , subtlety
Example Sentence
  • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
  • don't argue about shades of meaning

Definition
(noun) a position of relative inferiority
Example Sentence
  • an achievement that puts everything else in the shade
  • his brother's success left him in the shade

Definition
(noun) a slight amount or degree of difference
Synonyms : tad
Example Sentence
  • a tad too expensive
  • not a tad of difference
  • the new model is a shade better than the old one

Definition
(noun) a mental representation of some haunting experience
Synonyms : ghost , specter , spectre , spook , wraith
Example Sentence
  • he looked like he had seen a ghost
  • it aroused specters from his past

Definition
(noun) a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
Definition
(verb) cast a shadow over
Synonyms : shade off , shadow

Definition
(verb) represent the effect of shade or shadow on
Synonyms : fill in

Definition
(verb) protect from light, heat, or view
Example Sentence
  • Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight

Definition
(verb) vary slightly
Example Sentence
  • shade the meaning

Definition
(verb) pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree
Example Sentence
  • the butterfly wings shade to yellow

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shade

SHADE and GRADE which are rhyming words refer to a degree or ratio of something, for example, a degree or shade of colour.
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by pushpa_edit

shade sounds like fade (lack of color) .... shade means slight degree of color
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by pradipta863das88

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