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Definition 1: protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they used umbrellas as shades
  • as the sun moved he readjusted the shade

(shade is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of shade ) a handheld collapsible source of shade

(... is a kind of shade ) a shade (sometimes of green mica) affixed above the windshield of an automobile

Definition 2: a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) - [noun denoting artifact]

(shade is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

Definition 3: a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is part of shade) a piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs

Definition 4: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

"a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light"

(... is a kind of shade ) a soft shade of a color

"a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"

(... is a kind of shade ) a strong deep vividness of hue

"the fire-light gave a richness of coloring to that side of the room"

(... is a kind of shade ) a pale or subdued color

Definition 5: a mental representation of some haunting experience - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked like he had seen a ghost
  • it aroused specters from his past

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) something existing in perception only

"a ghostly apparition at midnight"

Definition 6: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
  • don't argue about shades of meaning

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

Definition 7: a slight amount or degree of difference - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a tad too expensive
  • not a tad of difference
  • the new model is a shade better than the old one

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Definition 8: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body - [noun denoting state]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is much cooler in the shade
  • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) partial darkness

(... is a kind of shade ) shade within clear boundaries

Definition 9: a position of relative inferiority - [noun denoting state]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an achievement that puts everything else in the shade
  • his brother's success left him in the shade

(shade is a kind of ...) the state of being inferior

Definition 10: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree - [verb of change]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the butterfly wings shade to yellow

(shade is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(shade has a similar meaning as ...) vary slightly

"shade the meaning"

Definition 11: vary slightly - [verb of change]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shade the meaning

(shade is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(shade has a similar meaning as ...) pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

"the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

Definition 12: protect from light, heat, or view - [verb of contact]

Samples where shade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight

(shade is a kind of ...) prevent from entering

"block out the strong sunlight"

Definition 13: represent the effect of shade or shadow on - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) make a painting

"he painted all day in the garden" "He painted a painting of the garden"

(shade is a kind of ...) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

"She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"

(... is a kind of shade ) shade with multiple crossing lines

"the draftsman crosshatched the area"

(shade belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 14: cast a shadow over - [verb of weather]

Synonyms for shade in the sense of this definition

(shade is a kind of ...) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

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