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Noun
Comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight
“It is one of the few culinary herbs that thrives in shade.”
Noun
Darkness caused by the setting of the sun
“In the lonely room of his aunt's house, Jude sat watching the cottage of the Widow Edlin as it disappeared behind the night shade.”
Noun
A screen or blind, typically on a window
“And so he pulled on the left window's shade. It snapped open, and Einar peered through.”
Noun
A color, especially with regard to its tinge or as distinguished from another
“I slowly looked over at Donovan and smiled, the smile lighting up my face and the moonlight turning my eyes a darker shade of blue.”
Noun
A slight amount of something
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“Even the soulless Laise had had a shade of humanity to her.”
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A ghost or supernatural being
“The ghost is the shade of Lucy Walters, first mistress of Charles II.”
Noun
A slightly different variety of something
“The subtle shade of meaning can no doubt be explained by the degree of faithfulness of the pictures in question with regard to the originals.”
Noun
(often "shades") An obscure or indirect hint or suggestion
“Everything we don't know, beyond a doubt, has a shade of darkness.”
Noun
Obstruction
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A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes
Noun
A fine or subtle detail or distinction
Noun
A person or thing providing protection
Noun
The projecting edge around the bottom of a hat
Noun
A weak or inferior remnant or version of something
Noun
The character of something
Noun
A manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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Coarse material
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A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place
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The amount, level, or extent to which something happens or is present
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A piece of material suspended at the top to form a screen, typically movable sideways along a rail and found as one of a pair at a window
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The modulation of intonation or pitch in the voice
Noun
The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background
Verb
To screen or provide cover from direct light
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“Surround the plants with liberal amounts of mulch to shade the soil and add organic matter.”
Verb
To darken or color with lines or a block of color
“Using color pastels, shade the background area of the sketch.”
Verb
To change slightly or by degrees
“The husks of the pecans on the leafy trees all over town began to shade from green to brown.”
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To colour slightly
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To shadow
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To diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of
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To be superior to
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To make dirty or sooty
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To remove completely, leaving no trace
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Verb
Hatch or crisscross
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