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shade

noun

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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

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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

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5 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people
  • spirits and shades haunting the night

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shade

verb

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to shelter (something) from light and heat
  • the trees shaded us quite nicely from the noonday sun

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The first known use of shade was before the 12th century

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“Shade.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shade. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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