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shades

noun
plural of shade

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 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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2 a very small amount
  • just a shade taller than his dance partner

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

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shades

verb
present tense third-person singular of shade

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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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“Shades.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shades. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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