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Shade vs. Shadow: Know the Difference

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By Shumaila Saeed || Updated on December 27, 2023
Shade refers to the area protected from sunlight or heat, while shadow is the silhouette cast by an object blocking light.
Shade vs. Shadow

Key Differences

Shade is primarily considered a comfort or shelter provided against the direct rays of the sun. It's a space where sunlight is obstructed, offering a cooler environment. Shadow, on the other hand, is the dark shape produced on a surface when an object blocks light. It is a direct consequence of light obstruction and can vary in shape and size.
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Shade is often used in a broader context, such as finding relief from heat or light, or even figuratively, to provide comfort or protection. Shadow is used to describe the outline or silhouette formed by an object blocking light. It's also used metaphorically to describe a feeling of being followed or overshadowed by something.
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Shade is characterized by its cooling effect and is a static area unless the light source moves. A shadow is defined by its shape and is directly linked to the shape of the object causing it. It can change throughout the day as the light source moves.
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Shade is often associated with comfort, protection, and relief, bringing a positive connotation. Shadow can have a range of associations, from mystery and intrigue to fear and uncertainty, depending on the context.
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In ecosystems, shade plays a vital role in providing habitat and regulating temperature. Shadows, while not an ecological component, are crucial in art and visual perception for providing depth and contrast.
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Comparison Chart

Definition

An area protected from direct light
A silhouette cast by an object blocking light
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Function

Provides comfort, relief from heat
Shows the outline or form of an object
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Associated Feeling

Comfort, protection
Mystery, sometimes unease
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Role in Ecosystems

Habitat for organisms, temperature regulation
Not ecologically significant
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Change with Light Source

Changes position with the sun's movement
Changes shape and size with light and object
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Shade and Shadow Definitions

Shade

Shelter provided by something from direct sunlight.
We sat in the shade of the tree to escape the summer heat.
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Shadow

A hint or trace of something.
There wasn't a shadow of doubt in her mind.
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Shade

A variation or gradation of a color.
She painted the sky in various shades of blue.
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Shadow

To follow and observe someone closely and secretly.
He was shadowed by detectives during the investigation.
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Shade

A ghost or specter, often used in literature.
The old mansion was said to be haunted by the shades of its former residents.
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Shadow

A faint or subdued semblance.
The performance was but a shadow of his former glory.
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Shade

Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
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Shadow

A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
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Shade

Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays
Sat in the shade under the tree.
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Shadow

The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source
The back yard is in shadow all day long.
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Shade

The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
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Shadow

A darker area in a picture or photograph.
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Shade

A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated
Shades of gray.
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Shadow

Shadows The darkness following sunset.
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Shade

A slight difference or variation; a nuance
Shades of meaning.
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Shadow

Often shadows A darkened area of skin under the eye.
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Shade

A small amount; a trace
Detected a shade of bitterness in her remarks.
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Shadow

An incipient growth of beard that makes the skin look darker.
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Shade

Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat
Closed the window shades.
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Shadow

A feeling or cause of gloom or unhappiness
The argument cast a shadow on their friendship.
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Shade

Shades Informal Sunglasses.
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Shadow

A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity
Grew up in the shadow of the ballpark.
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Shade

Dark shadows gathering at dusk
“The shades of night are falling fast” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
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Shadow

A dominating presence or influence
Spent years working in the shadow of the lab director.
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Shade

The abode of the dead; the underworld
Went to the shades of hell.
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Shadow

An imitation or inferior version
"The defenders of the Japanese home islands were already a shadow of the fighting forces American soldiers had encountered elsewhere" (James Carroll).
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Shade

A disembodied spirit; a ghost.
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Shadow

A phantom; a ghost.
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Shade

Shades A present reminder of a person or situation in the past
Shades of my high-school days.
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Shadow

An unsubstantial object of pursuit
Spent the last part of his career chasing shadows.
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Shade

(Slang) Scornful criticism or contempt
“Most fans are now speculating that the letters written on her gown were not just random and in fact were supposed to throw shade at her estranged husband” (Ashley Mitchell).
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Shadow

One, such as a detective or spy, that follows or trails another.
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Shade

To screen from light or heat
Trees shaded the street.
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Shadow

A constant companion.
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Shade

To obscure or darken
“A sliver of mustache shaded his upper lip” (Michael Finkel).
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Shadow

(Sports) A player who guards an opponent closely.
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Shade

To represent degrees of shade or shadow in
Shade a drawing.
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Shadow

A faint indication; a foreshadowing
A shadow of things to come.
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Shade

To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture
Shaded the pink in the sunset.
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Shadow

An insignificant portion or amount; a trace
Beyond a shadow of a doubt.
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Shade

To change or vary by slight degrees
Shade the meaning.
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Shadow

Shelter; protection
Under the shadow of their corporate sponsor.
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Shade

To make a slight reduction in
Shade prices.
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Shadow

To cast a shadow on; darken or shade
The leaves of the trees shadowed the ferns below.
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Shade

To pass from one quality, color, or thing to another by very slight changes or degrees.
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Shadow

To make gloomy or troubled, especially over time
He was shadowed by self-doubt.
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Shade

(uncountable) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.
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Shadow

To represent vaguely, mysteriously, or prophetically; foreshadow.
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Shade

(countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
Close the shade, please: it's too bright in here.
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Shadow

To darken in a painting or drawing; shade in.
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Shade

(countable) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
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Shadow

To follow, especially in secret; trail.
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Shade

(figuratively) A subtle variation in a concept.
Shades of meaning
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Shadow

(Sports) To guard (an opponent) closely throughout the playing area.
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Shade

(figuratively) An aspect that is reminiscent of something.
Shades of Groucho
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Shadow

To become downcast or gloomy
Her face shadowed with sorrow.
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Shade

A very small degree of a quantity, or variety of meaning
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Shadow

Not having official status
A shadow government of exiled leaders.
A shadow cabinet.
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Shade

A ghost or specter; a spirit.
Too long have I been haunted by that shade.
The adventurer was attacked by a shade.
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Shadow

A dark image projected onto a surface where light (or other radiation) is blocked by the shade of an object.
My shadow lengthened as the sun began to set.
The X-ray showed a shadow on his lung.
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Shade

(countable) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
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Shadow

Relative darkness, especially as caused by the interruption of light; gloom; obscurity.
I immediately jumped into shadow as I saw them approach.
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Shade

Subtle insults.
Throw shade
Why did you paint your room chartreuse? No shade; I'm genuinely curious.
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Shadow

An area protected by an obstacle (likened to an object blocking out sunlight).
The mountains block the passage of rain-producing weather systems and cast a "shadow" of dryness behind them.
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Shade

(countable) A cover around or above a light bulb, a lampshade.
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Shadow

(obsolete) A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
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Shade

(historical) A candle-shade.
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Shadow

(figurative) That which looms as though a shadow.
I don't have a shadow of doubt in my mind that my plan will succeed.
The shadow of fear of my being outed always affects how I live my life.
I lived in her shadow my whole life.
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Shade

(transitive) To shield (someone or something) from light.
The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.
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Shadow

A small degree; a shade.
He did not give even a shadow of respect to the professor.
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Shade

To shield oneself from light.
We shaded under a huge oak tree.
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Shadow

An imperfect and faint representation.
He came back from war the shadow of a man.
The neopagan ritual was only a pale shadow of the ones the Greeks held thousands of years ago.
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Shade

(transitive) To alter slightly.
You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
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Shadow

A trainee, assigned to work with an experienced officer.
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Shade

(intransitive) To vary or approach something slightly, particularly in color.
The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
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Shadow

One who secretly or furtively follows another.
The constable was promoted to working as a shadow for the Royals.
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Shade

To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.
Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.
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Shadow

An inseparable companion.
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Shade

(transitive) To darken, particularly in drawing.
I draw contours first, gradually shading in midtones and shadows.
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Shadow

(typography) A drop shadow effect applied to lettering in word processors etc.
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Shade

To surpass by a narrow margin.
Both parties claimed afterwards that their man did best in the debate, but an early opinion poll suggested Mr Cameron shaded it.
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Shadow

An influence, especially a pervasive or a negative one.
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Shade

To reduce (a window) so that only its title bar is visible.
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Shadow

A spirit; a ghost; a shade.
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Shade

To throw shade, to subtly insult someone.
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Shadow

An uninvited guest accompanying one who was invited.
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Shade

To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen.
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Shadow

An unconscious aspect of the personality.
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Shade

To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
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Shadow

(transitive) To shade, cloud, or darken.
The artist chose to shadow this corner of the painting.
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Shade

Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
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Shadow

(transitive) To block light or radio transmission from.
Looks like that cloud's going to shadow us.
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Shade

Darkness; obscurity; - often in the plural.
The shades of night were falling fast.
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Shadow

To secretly or discreetly track or follow another, to keep under surveillance.
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Shade

An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
Let us seek out some desolate shade, and thereWeep our sad bosoms empty.
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Shadow

(transitive) To represent faintly and imperfectly.
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Shade

That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Sleep under a fresh tree's shade.
Let the arched knife well sharpened now assail the spreading shades of vegetables.
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Shadow

(transitive) To hide; to conceal.
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Shade

Shadow.
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue.
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Shadow

(transitive) To accompany (a professional) during the working day, so as to learn about an occupation one intends to take up.
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Shade

The soul after its separation from the body; - so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.
Swift as thought the flitting shadeThro' air his momentary journey made.
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Shadow

To make (an identifier, usually a variable) inaccessible by declaring another of the same name within the scope of the first.
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Shade

The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
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Shadow

To apply the shadowing process to (the contents of ROM).
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Shade

Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
White, red, yellow, blue, with their several degrees, or shades and mixtures, as green only in by the eyes.
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Shadow

Unofficial, informal, unauthorized, but acting as though it were.
The human resources department has a shadow information technology group without headquarters knowledge.
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Shade

A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
New shades and combinations of thought.
Every shade of religious and political opinion has its own headquarters.
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Shadow

Having power or influence, but not widely known or recognized.
The director has been giving shadow leadership to the other group's project to ensure its success.
The illuminati shadow group has been pulling strings from behind the scenes.
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Shade

To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
I went to crop the sylvan scenes,And shade our altars with their leafy greens.
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Shadow

(politics) Acting in a leadership role before being formally recognized.
The shadow cabinet cannot agree on the terms of the agreement due immediately after they are sworn in.
The insurgents’ shadow government is being crippled by the federal military strikes.
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Shade

To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
Ere in our own house I do shade my head.
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Shadow

Part of, or related to, the opposition in government.
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Shade

To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
Thou shad'stThe full blaze of thy beams.
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Shadow

Darkness; shade; obscurity.
Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise.
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Shade

To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
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Shadow

A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
In secret shadow from the sunny ray,On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid.
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Shade

To mark with gradations of light or color.
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Shadow

A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
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To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
[The goddess] in her person cunningly did shadeThat part of Justice which is Equity.
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Shadow

That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
Sin and her shadow Death.
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Shade

To undergo or exhibit minute difference or variation, as of color, meaning, expression, etc.; to pass by slight changes; - used chiefly with a preposition, as into, away, off.
This small group will be most conveniently treated with the emotional division, into which it shades.
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Shadow

A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.
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Shade

Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body;
It is much cooler in the shade
There's too much shadiness to take good photographs
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Shadow

An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
The law having a shadow of good things to come.
[Types] and shadows of that destined seed.
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Shade

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
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Shadow

A small degree; a shade.
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Shade

Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight;
They used umbrellas as shades
As the sun moved he readjusted the shade
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Shadow

An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.
I must not have my board pastered with shadowsThat under other men's protection break inWithout invitement.
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Shade

A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
Without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
Don't argue about shades of meaning
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Shadow

To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
The warlike elf much wondered at this tree,So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground.
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Shade

A position of relative inferiority;
An achievement that puts everything else in the shade
His brother's success left him in the shade
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Shadow

To conceal; to hide; to screen.
Let every soldier hew him down a bough.And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadowThe numbers of our host.
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Shade

A slight amount or degree of difference;
A tad too expensive
Not a tad of difference
The new model is a shade better than the old one
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Shadow

To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
Shadowing their right under your wings of war.
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Shade

A mental representation of some haunting experience;
He looked like he had seen a ghost
It aroused specters from his past
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Shadow

To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
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Shade

A representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
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Shadow

To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
Augustus is shadowed in the person of æneas.
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Shade

Cast a shadow over
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Shadow

To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun.
Why sad?I must not see the face O love thus shadowed.
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Shade

Represent the effect of shade or shadow on
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Shadow

To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.
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Shade

Protect from light, heat, or view;
Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight
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Shadow

Shade within clear boundaries
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Shade

Slight amount or variety of something.
His remark added a shade of meaning to the conversation.
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Shadow

An unilluminated area;
He moved off into the darkness
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Shade

A protective covering that blocks out light.
She drew the window shades to darken the room.
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Shadow

Something existing in perception only;
A ghostly apparition at midnight
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Shadow

A premonition of something adverse;
A shadow over his happiness
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Shadow

An indication that something has been present;
There wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
A tincture of condescension
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Shadow

Refuge from danger or observation;
He felt secure in his father's shadow
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Shadow

A dominating and pervasive presence;
He received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
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Shadow

A spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
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Shadow

An inseparable companion;
The poor child was his mother's shadow
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Shadow

Follow, usually without the person's knowledge;
The police are shadowing her
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Shadow

Cast a shadow over
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Shadow

Make appear small by comparison;
This year's debt dwarves that of last year
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Shadow

A dark area or shape produced by a body blocking light.
The shadow of the tree fell across the lawn.
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Shadow

An inseparable companion or follower.
She was like a shadow, always by his side.
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Can shade be used figuratively?

Yes, shade can imply subtlety or slight variation in context.
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Is shade always cool?

Generally, shade is cooler than direct sunlight areas, but not always cold.
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Can shadows be colorful?

Under certain light conditions, like with colored lights, shadows can appear to have color.
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What causes shade?

Shade is caused by an object blocking direct sunlight.
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Does shade move?

Shade can shift position with the movement of the light source, like the sun.
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Do all objects cast shadows?

Most objects do, but very transparent objects may not cast a discernible shadow.
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Can shadows change size?

Yes, shadows change size based on the light source’s angle and distance.
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Do shadows play a role in art?

Yes, shadows are crucial in art for creating depth and perspective.
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Can shade exist without light?

No, shade is a result of light being obstructed.
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What causes a shadow?

A shadow occurs when an object blocks light, casting a silhouette.
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Can shadows be misleading?

Yes, shadows can sometimes create optical illusions or misleading shapes.
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Are shadows always black?

Shadows aren't inherently black; they're the absence of light. Their appearance depends on the surrounding light.
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Can two objects cast the same shadow?

Different objects can cast similar shadows, but usually, shadows are unique to the object's shape.
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Are shade and shadow the same in photography?

In photography, both are used differently to create contrast and depth, but they are not the same.
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Can shadows be used in navigation?

Yes, shadows, like those from a sundial, have been used historically in navigation.
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Is there a psychological aspect to shadows?

Shadows can be symbolic in psychology, often representing the unknown or unconscious aspects.
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Is "throwing shade" a literal term?

No, it's a slang term meaning to subtly express disapproval or contempt.
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Is there a scientific study of shadows?

Shadows are studied in physics and optics as part of light behavior.
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Can shade provide UV protection?

Shade can reduce UV exposure, but not completely eliminate it.
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Do shadows exist in space?

Yes, any object that blocks light in space, like a planet, can cast a shadow.
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