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Definition of SHADE
Pronunciation : SHADE

noun : SHADE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted" ;

  • 3. (

    ) protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) ;

verb : SHADE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight" ;

  • 4. (

    ) vary slightly; "shade the meaning" ;

  • 5. (

    ) pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow" ;

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