Definitions for shade

Definitions for (noun) shade

Main entry: shade

Definition: protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

Usage: they used umbrellas as shades; as the sun moved he readjusted the shade

Main entry: shade

Definition: a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

Main entry: shade, tincture, tint, tone

Definition: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

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

Main entry: wraith, ghost, shade, specter, spectre, spook

Definition: a mental representation of some haunting experience

Usage: he looked like he had seen a ghost; it aroused specters from his past

Main entry: refinement, shade, subtlety, nuance, nicety

Definition: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

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

Main entry: shade, tad

Definition: a slight amount or degree of difference

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

Main entry: shade

Definition: a position of relative inferiority

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

Main entry: shade, shadiness, shadowiness

Definition: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

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

Definitions for (verb) shade

Main entry: shade

Definition: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

Usage: the butterfly wings shade to yellow

Main entry: shade

Definition: vary slightly

Usage: shade the meaning

Main entry: shade

Definition: protect from light, heat, or view

Usage: Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight

Main entry: shade, fill in

Definition: represent the effect of shade or shadow on

Main entry: shade, shade off, shadow

Definition: cast a shadow over

Visual thesaurus for shade