Synonyms for (noun) shade

Synonyms: shade

Definition: protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

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

Similar words: protection, protective cover, protective covering

Definition: a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

Usage: they had no protection from the fallout; wax provided protection for the floors


Synonyms: shade

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

Similar words: representation

Definition: a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: color, coloring, colour, colouring

Definition: a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

Usage: a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: apparition, shadow, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, fantasm

Definition: something existing in perception only

Usage: a ghostly apparition at midnight


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: 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


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: lower rank, lower status, inferiority

Definition: the state of being inferior


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: semidarkness

Definition: partial darkness

Synonyms for (verb) shade

Synonyms: shade

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

Usage: the butterfly wings shade to yellow

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: shade

Definition: vary slightly

Usage: shade the meaning

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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


Synonyms: shade

Definition: protect from light, heat, or view

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

Similar words: screen, block out

Definition: prevent from entering

Usage: block out the strong sunlight


Synonyms: shade, fill in

Definition: represent the effect of shade or shadow on

Similar words: paint

Definition: make a painting

Usage: he painted all day in the garden; He painted a painting of the garden


Similar words: draw

Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse


Synonyms: shade, shade off, shadow

Definition: cast a shadow over

Similar words: darken

Definition: make dark or darker

Usage: darken a room