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shade

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shade

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of shade dusk, penumbra, shadiness, shadow, umbra Words Related to shade blackness, dimness, duskiness, gloom, gloominess, murkiness, obscurity, semidarkness, somberness; cloudiness Near Antonyms of shade brightness, brilliance, effulgence, illumination, incandescence, light, lightness, lucidity, lucidness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, radiance, radiancy

  2. 2 a time or place of little or no light enjoying the cool shade of the evening Synonyms of shade black, blackness, candlelight, darkness, dusk, gloaming, gloom, murk, night, semidarkness, dark, shadows, twilight, umbraWords Related to shade midnight; blackout, brownout, dimout; shadiness, umbrage; dullness (also dulness), somberness; cloudiness, fogginess, haziness, mistiness, murkiness; dimness, faintness, gloominess, grayness, paleness; half-lightNear Antonyms of shade moonlight, starlight, sunlight; effulgence, radiance, radiancy, shine, sunshine; incandescence, luminance, luminescence, luminosity, luminousnessAntonyms of shade blaze, brightness, brilliance, day, daylight, glare, glow, light, lightness

  3. 3 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 Synonyms of shade cast, hue, color, tincture, tinge, tint, toneWords Related to shade overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentationNear Antonyms of shade achromatism

  4. 4 a very small amount just a shade taller than his dance partner Synonyms of shade ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, particle, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to shade hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of shade abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  5. 5 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people spirits and shades haunting the night Synonyms of shade apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, ghost, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithWords Related to shade 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


shade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shade

  1. to shelter (something) from light and heat the trees shaded us quite nicely from the noonday sun Synonyms of shade shadow Words Related to shade cloud, darken, dim, dull, overcast, overshadow; canopy, cover, protect, screen Near Antonyms of shade illuminate, light, lighten; expose



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