The buildings cast shade on the plaza.
The tree provided plenty of shade.
These plants grow well in shade.
It was a hot sunny day, but luckily their seats for the game were in the shade.
We sat in the shade of a willow tree.
He used his hand as a shade as he looked out into the bright sunlight.
a lamp with a broken shade
She pulled down the shades.
She was wearing a cool pair of shades. Verb
Several large trees shade the house.
She shaded the drawing to give it depth.
The shaded part of the graph represents the amount of sales.
The article shaded the truth by revealing only one side of the story. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Though it’s been around 15 years since these shades were regulars in Spears’s rotation, the brand still makes them today, retailing for $455.—Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 27 Nov. 2023 Cameron Diaz is a known fan of the balm, warming up her cheeks and lips with the shade Raspberry Beret in a get-ready-with-me video on Instagram.—Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 27 Nov. 2023 Plus, the best-seller has even been discounted to an unbeatable $55 thanks to Cyber Monday and is available in three neutral, cool-toned shades that are easily paired with a sweater or sweatshirt for maximum comfort.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 For example, a warm brown will go beautifully with a butter yellow that leans more sunny than a cooler, greenish shade.—Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Nov. 2023 Choose from 18 shades like beige and gray to purple and green.—Wendy Vazquez, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 Gel Nail Polish Kit is a comprehensive manicure set with a UV LED lamp and sheer or bold shades, perfect for anyone who loves doing their nails at home.—Margaret Drake, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Jennifer Lawrence's latest outfit, however, is proof that white can be re-invented when paired with the sweetness of the caffè latte shade.—Selene Oliva, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 On a 2011 trip to Wyoming, Mumford lost his shades, and in a pinch, picked up some all-black, military-grade, wraparound sunglasses at an army surplus store.—Nicole Gull McElroy, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023
Keep trees far from irrigation lines, sidewalks, foundations, driveways, etc. Find the sweet spot where the tree is close enough to shade your home, yet far enough that roots won’t cause problems.—Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Nov. 2023 Near the far rear of the lot, the sparkling swimming pool is privately watched over and shaded by mature trees.—James McClain, Robb Report, 1 Nov. 2023 Each rerelease stays true to the colorful spirit of the past, but comes shaded with the wisdom of hindsight.—Raisa Bruner, TIME, 26 Oct. 2023 The smooth, creamy texture is easy to reapply in the bathroom while at a beauty dinner, or to shade in the lips underneath a clear gloss.—India Espy-Jones, Essence, 25 Oct. 2023 She’s spoken about being asked to paint her skin white, wear pink tights and shading her nose to meet white beauty standards.—Char Adams, NBC News, 22 Sep. 2023 The outdoor swimming pool is one of the city's best outdoor spaces, with jasmine and fruit trees providing smells and shade.—Megan Wood, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 The National Weather Service venture offers the first real-time forecasting service that shows precise areas such as city blocks likely to experience at least an inch of flooding over the subsequent five days, shading the areas blue on an online map.—Minho Kim, Scientific American, 13 Nov. 2023 On a drab block of downtown D.C. — gray street flanked by gray sidewalks, shaded by hulking gray office buildings — there is a pane of reflective glass emblazoned with the sunshine-yellow image of a wiener dog in profile.—Zoe Glasser, Washington Post, 26 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English sceadu; akin to Old High German scato shadow, Greek skotos darkness
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a