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'shade' - used as a noun
1. relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
it is much cooler in the shade
2. a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
3. protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
they used umbrellas as shades
as the sun moved he readjusted the shade
4. a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
don't argue about shades of meaning
5. a position of relative inferiority
an achievement that puts everything else in the shade
his brother's success left him in the shade
6. a slight amount or degree of difference
the new model is a shade better than the old one
7. a mental representation of some haunting experience
8. a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

'shade' - used as a verb
9. cast a shadow over
10. represent the effect of shade or shadow on
11. protect from light, heat, or view
Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight

derived forms
1. Shade / Plural
shades
2. Shade / Past
shaded
3. Shade / Third Person
shades
4. Shade / Present Participle
shading
Variations of 'shade'
 
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Fact of the day
The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow.