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shade

Definitions by Oxford


[ʃeɪd], (Noun)

Definitions:
- comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight
(e.g: sitting in the shade)

- a colour, especially with regard to how light or dark it is or as distinguished from one nearly like it
(e.g: various shades of blue)

- a lampshade
(e.g: a small lamp with a crimson shade)

- a ghost
(e.g: the ghost is the shade of Lucy Walters, first mistress of Charles II)


Phrases:
- a shade —
- shades of —
- throw shade

Origin:
Old English sc(e)adu, of Germanic origin. Compare with shadow


[ʃeɪd], (Verb)

Definitions:
- screen from direct light
(e.g: she shaded her eyes against the sun)

- darken or colour (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of colour
(e.g: she shaded in the outline of a chimney)

- narrowly win or gain an advantage in (a contest)
(e.g: the Welsh side shaded a tight, tough first half)

- make a slight reduction in the amount, rate, or price of
(e.g: banks may shade the margin over base rate they charge customers)


Phrases:
- a shade —
- shades of —
- throw shade

Origin:







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