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a shade

Definition of a shade

  1. :  a bit :  a little <He is just a shade taller than his brother.>



Word by Word Definitions

shadeplay
  1. :  comparative darkness or obscurity owing to interception of the rays of light

    :  relative obscurity or retirement

    :  shelter (as by foliage) from the heat and glare of sunlight

  1. :  to shelter or screen by intercepting radiated light or heat

    :  to cover with a shade

    :  to hide partly by or as if by a shadow


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