Definition of SHADE

partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <it was hard to see in the shade after being in the brilliant sunlight> <the trees cast shade>
a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished <a lovely shade of blue>
Near Antonyms achromatism
the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <spirits and shades haunting the night>
Synonyms apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith
Related Words angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp

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