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shadow

shadow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shadow

Definition
(noun) shade within clear boundaries
Definition
(noun) an unilluminated area
Synonyms : dark , darkness
Example Sentence
  • he moved off into the darkness

Definition
(noun) something existing in perception only
Example Sentence
  • a ghostly apparition at midnight

Definition
(noun) a premonition of something adverse
Example Sentence
  • a shadow over his happiness

Definition
(noun) an indication that something has been present
Synonyms : tincture , trace , vestige
Example Sentence
  • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  • a tincture of condescension

Definition
(noun) refuge from danger or observation
Example Sentence
  • he felt secure in his father's shadow

Definition
(noun) a dominating and pervasive presence
Example Sentence
  • he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father

Definition
(noun) a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
Synonyms : shadower , tail

Definition
(noun) an inseparable companion
Example Sentence
  • the poor child was his mother's shadow

Definition
(verb) follow, usually without the person's knowledge
Example Sentence
  • The police are shadowing her

Definition
(verb) cast a shadow over
Synonyms : shade , shade off

Definition
(verb) make appear small by comparison
Synonyms : dwarf , overshadow
Example Sentence
  • This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

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