Definition of SHADOW

partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <the valley was in shadow>
a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished <a run-down mansion that is only a shadow of its former glory>
Synonyms echo, ghost, relic, shadow, trace
the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <rumors of a shadow haunting the castle>
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
an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom <the husband's adulterous affair had cast over their marriage a shadow from which there was no escape>
Synonyms darkness, pall, shadow

March 30, 2015
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