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A shadow or area of darkness
“The shades of evening drew on.”
A screen or blind on a window
“Exterior shades are generally more effective than interior shades because they block sunlight before it enters windows.”
A colour, especially with regard to how light or dark it is or as distinguished from one nearly like it
“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.”
A slight amount of something
“Even the soulless Laise had had a shade of humanity to her.”
A ghost
“The ghost is the shade of Lucy Walters, first mistress of Charles II.”
Comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight
“It is one of the few culinary herbs to flourish in shade and part shade.”
A slightly differing 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.”
“He had sported large, sturdy-looking reading glasses because, as a pilot who wore aviator shades, he was used to them.”
Screen from direct light
“Water plants deeply once a week as weather heats up, and surround them with liberal amounts of mulch to shade the soil and add organic matter.”
“The clarity of the screen was perfect and although the image was shaded, it could still be identified without scepticism.”
To change slightly or by degrees
“From the front of the St. Petersburg Hotel the sky shaded from pale grey to gold, orange and deep red.”
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