Shade vs. Shed

Shade vs. Shed — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Shade and Shed

Shadenoun

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

Shedverb

To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process

a tree shedding its leaves.a snake shedding its skin.a dog shedding its hair.

Shadenoun

Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays

sat in the shade under the tree.

Shedverb

To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed)

I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.

Shadenoun

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

Shedverb

To take off (an article of clothing).

Shadenoun

A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated

shades of gray.

Shedverb

To produce and release (a tear or tears).

Shadenoun

A slight difference or variation; a nuance

shades of meaning.

Shedverb

(Archaic) To pour forth.

Shadenoun

A small amount; a trace

detected a shade of bitterness in her remarks.

Shedverb

To repel without allowing penetration

A duck's feathers shed water.

Shadenoun

Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat

closed the window shades.

Shedverb

To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart

a lamp that sheds a lot of light.

Shadenoun

shades Informal Sunglasses.

Shedverb

To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process

The cats are shedding now.

Shadenoun

Dark shadows gathering at dusk

“The shades of night are falling fast” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

Shednoun

An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.

Shadenoun

The abode of the dead; the underworld

went to the shades of hell.

Shednoun

Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.

Shadenoun

A disembodied spirit; a ghost.

Shednoun

The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.

Shadenoun

shades A present reminder of a person or situation in the past

shades of my high-school days.

Shednoun

A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.

Shadenoun

(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).

Shednoun

A large low structure often open on all sides.

Shadeverb

To screen from light or heat

Trees shaded the street.

Shedverb

To part, separate or divide.

To shed something in two.To shed the sheep from the lambs.A metal comb shed her golden hair.We are shed with each other by an enormous distance.

Shadeverb

To obscure or darken

“A sliver of mustache shaded his upper lip” (Michael Finkel).

Shedverb

(ambitransitive) To part with, separate from, leave off; cast off, let fall, be divested of.

You must shed your fear of the unknown before you can proceed.When we found the snake, it was in the process of shedding its skin.

Shadeverb

To represent degrees of shade or shadow in

shade a drawing.

Shedverb

To pour; to make flow.

Shadeverb

To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture

shaded the pink in the sunset.

Shedverb

(transitive) To allow to flow or fall.

I didn't shed many tears when he left me.A tarpaulin sheds water.

Shadeverb

To change or vary by slight degrees

shade the meaning.

Shedverb

(transitive) To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.

Can you shed any light on this problem?

Shadeverb

To make a slight reduction in

shade prices.

Shedverb

To pour forth, give off, impart.

Shadeverb

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

Shedverb

To fall in drops; to pour.

Shadenoun

(uncountable) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.

The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.

Shedverb

To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

Shadenoun

(countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.

Close the shade, please: it's too bright in here.

Shedverb

(weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

Shadenoun

(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.

Shednoun

(weaving) An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.

Shadenoun

(figuratively) A subtle variation in a concept.

shades of meaning

Shednoun

(obsolete) A distinction or dividing-line.

Shadenoun

(figuratively) An aspect that is reminiscent of something.

shades of Groucho

Shednoun

(obsolete) A parting in the hair.

Shadenoun

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

Shednoun

(obsolete) The top of the head.

Shadenoun

A ghost or specter; a spirit.

Too long have I been haunted by that shade.The adventurer was attacked by a shade.

Shednoun

(obsolete) An area of land as distinguished from those around it.

Shadenoun

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

Shednoun

A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.

a wagon shed; a wood shed; a garden shed

Shadenoun

Subtle insults.

throw shadeWhy did you paint your room chartreuse? No shade; I'm genuinely curious.

Shednoun

A large temporary open structure for reception of goods.

Shadeverb

(transitive) To shield from light.

The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.

Shednoun

An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.

Shadeverb

(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.

Shednoun

A British Rail Class 66 locomotive.

Shadeverb

(intransitive) To vary or approach something slightly, particularly in color.

The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.

Shednoun

an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

Shadeverb

To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.

Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.

Shedverb

get rid of;

he shed his image as a pushy bossshed your clothes

Shadeverb

(transitive) To darken, particularly in drawing.

I draw contours first, gradually shading in midtones and shadows.

Shedverb

pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities;

shed tearsspill bloodGod shed His grace on Thee

Shadeverb

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.

Shedverb

cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over;

spill the beans all over the table

Shadeverb

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

Shedverb

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

out dog sheds every Spring

Shadeverb

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

Shedadjective

shed at an early stage of development;

most amphibians have caducous gillsthe caducous calyx of a poppy

Shadeverb

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

Shadenoun

relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body;

it is much cooler in the shadethere's too much shadiness to take good photographs

Shadenoun

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

Shadenoun

protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight;

they used umbrellas as shadesas the sun moved he readjusted the shade

Shadenoun

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;

without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humordon't argue about shades of meaning

Shadenoun

a position of relative inferiority;

an achievement that puts everything else in the shadehis brother's success left him in the shade

Shadenoun

a slight amount or degree of difference;

a tad too expensivenot a tad of differencethe new model is a shade better than the old one

Shadenoun

a mental representation of some haunting experience;

he looked like he had seen a ghostit aroused specters from his past

Shadenoun

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

Shadeverb

cast a shadow over

Shadeverb

represent the effect of shade or shadow on

Shadeverb

protect from light, heat, or view;

Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight