Definitions for shadow

Definitions for (noun) shadow

Main entry: shadow

Definition: refuge from danger or observation

Usage: he felt secure in his father's shadow

Main entry: apparition, shadow, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, fantasm

Definition: something existing in perception only

Usage: a ghostly apparition at midnight

Main entry: tincture, trace, shadow, vestige

Definition: an indication that something has been present

Usage: there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

Main entry: shadow

Definition: a premonition of something adverse

Usage: a shadow over his happiness

Main entry: shadow, dark, darkness

Definition: an unilluminated area

Usage: he moved off into the darkness

Main entry: shadow

Definition: an inseparable companion

Usage: the poor child was his mother's shadow

Main entry: tail, shadow, shadower

Definition: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Main entry: shadow

Definition: a dominating and pervasive presence

Usage: he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father

Main entry: shadow

Definition: shade within clear boundaries

Definitions for (verb) shadow

Main entry: shadow

Definition: follow, usually without the person's knowledge

Usage: The police are shadowing her

Main entry: dwarf, shadow, overshadow

Definition: make appear small by comparison

Usage: This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

Main entry: shade, shade off, shadow

Definition: cast a shadow over

Visual thesaurus for shadow