1. Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body (synset 114008098)
    "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
  2. A quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color (synset 104966407)
    "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  3. Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight (synset 104188779)
    "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
  4. A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude (synset 106618544)
    "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
  5. A position of relative inferiority (synset 113975012)
    "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
  6. A slight amount or degree of difference (synset 113785325)
    "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
  7. A mental representation of some haunting experience (synset 105906778)
    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
  8. A representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) (synset 104189026)
  9. A protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view (synset 103642609)
  1. Cast a shadow over (synset 202774660)
  2. Represent the effect of shade or shadow on (synset 201699462)
  3. Protect from light, heat, or view (synset 201480334)
    "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
  4. Vary slightly (synset 200113413)
    "shade the meaning"
  5. Pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree (synset 200113228)
    "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

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