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The synonyms of “Shade” are: tincture, tint, tone, lamp shade, lampshade, shadiness, shadowiness, ghost, specter, spectre, spook, wraith, tad, nicety, nuance, refinement, subtlety, shadow, shadows, eclipse, cap, top, put to shame, make look pale by comparison, be better than, beat, upstage, dwarf, darkness, gathering darkness, dimness, dusk, twilight, colour, hue, gradation, modulation, shading, degree, difference, variation, variety, a little, a bit, a trace, a touch, a dash, a modicum, a suspicion, a hint, a suggestion, a tinge, blind, curtain, venetian blind, sunglasses, dark glasses, phantom, apparition, spirit, phantasm, fill in, shade off, cast a shadow over, shut out the light from, block off the light to, darken, colour in, pencil in, block in, change gradually, transmute, turn, go, become
Shade as a Noun
Definitions of "Shade" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shade” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A lampshade.
- Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body.
- A quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color.
- A portrait in silhouette.
- A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.
- A slightly differing variety of something.
- The darker part of a picture.
- A colour, especially with regard to how light or dark it is or as distinguished from one nearly like it.
- A representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment.
- A screen or blind on a window.
- A slight amount or degree of difference.
- Comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight.
- A position of relative inferiority or obscurity.
- Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight.
- A slight amount of something.
- A shadow or area of darkness.
- An eyeshade.
- A mental representation of some haunting experience.
- A position of relative inferiority.
- A protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view.
- A ghost.
- A slight degree of difference between colours.
- The underworld; Hades.
Synonyms of "Shade" as a noun (61 Words)
|a bit||A small piece or quantity of something.|
|a dash||A quick run.|
|a hint||An indication of potential opportunity.|
|a little||A small amount or duration.|
|a modicum||A small or moderate or token amount- Ian Jack.|
|a suggestion||Persuasion formulated as a suggestion.|
|a suspicion||Doubt about someone’s honesty.|
|a tinge||A slight but appreciable amount.|
|a touch||The event of something coming in contact with the body.|
|a trace||A visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle.|
|apparition||An act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly.|
An apparition of the Virgin Mary.
|be better than||A light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element.|
|beat||A member of the beat generation a nonconformist in dress and behavior.|
His beat is construction property and hotels.
|blind||A heavy drinking bout.|
He s off on a blind again.
|cap||A player to whom a cap is awarded.|
School leavers in cap and gown.
|colour||A substance used to give something a particular colour.|
All colours and nationalities.
|curtain||A raising or lowering of the curtain at the beginning or end of an act or scene.|
A curtain of secrecy.
|dark glasses||An unenlightened state.|
|darkness||Having a dark or somber color.|
They drew a veil of darkness across the proceedings.
|degree||Any of the three steps on the scale of comparison of gradable adjectives and adverbs, namely positive, comparative, and superlative.|
The game was played in spite of the 40 degree temperature.
|difference||A disagreement or argument about something important.|
His support made a real difference.
|dimness||The quality of being dim or lacking contrast.|
|dusk||The time of day immediately following sunset.|
Dusk was falling rapidly.
|dwarf||A person who is of unusually or abnormally small stature because of a congenital condition a person affected by dwarfism.|
A dwarf conifer.
|eclipse||An obscuring of the light from one celestial body by the passage of another between it and the observer or between it and its source of illumination.|
The election result marked the eclipse of the traditional right.
|gathering darkness||A group of persons together in one place.|
|ghost||The visible disembodied soul of a dead person.|
She gave the ghost of a smile.
|gradation||The act of arranging in grades.|
Amorphous shapes in subtle gradations of green and blue.
|hue||Character or aspect.|
The water is the deepest hue of aquamarine.
|lamp shade||A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light bulbs.|
|lampshade||A protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view.|
|make look pale by comparison||A recognizable kind.|
|modulation||The transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier’s amplitude or frequency or phase.|
Modulation of the ray amplitude will result in sound being heard.
|nicety||A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.|
She prided herself on her nicety of pronunciation.
|nuance||A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude.|
Without understanding the finer nuances you can t enjoy the humor.
|phantasm||An illusory likeness of something.|
Every phantasm of a hope was quickly nullified.
He diverted an estimated 1 500 000 into phantom bank accounts.
|put to shame||The option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.|
|refinement||Sophisticated and superior good taste.|
I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose.
|shadiness||Questionable honesty or legality.|
The shadiness of their transactions.
|shading||A representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing as by shading or darker pigment.|
The shadings of opinion even among those who are in broad agreement.
|shadow||A weak or inferior remnant or version of something.|
The north side of the cathedral was deep in shadow.
|shadowiness||Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body.|
|shadows||An indication that something has been present.|
He received little recognition working in the shadow of his father.
|specter||A ghostly appearing figure.|
It aroused specters from his past.
A dread of spectres and witches affected every aspect of daily life.
|spirit||The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.|
The rule had been broken in spirit if not in letter.
|subtlety||The quality or state of being subtle.|
You had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew.
|sunglasses||Glasses tinted to protect the eyes from sunlight or glare.|
|tad||A slight amount or degree of difference.|
Not a tad of difference.
|tincture||An indication that something has been present.|
The remedies can be administered in form of tinctures.
|tint||A trace of something.|
A tint of glamour.
|tone||A musical interval of two semitones.|
He spoke in a nervous tone of voice.
|top||The top or extreme point of something usually a mountain or hill.|
Professionally you re the tops.
|twilight||The period of the evening when twilight is visible between daylight and darkness.|
He loved the twilight.
|upstage||The rear part of the stage.|
|variation||A change in the value of a function due to small changes in the values of its argument or arguments.|
Any variation in his routine was immediately reported.
|variety||A collection containing a variety of sorts of things.|
He had a variety of disorders.
|venetian blind||A hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters.|
|wraith||A mental representation of some haunting experience.|
A sea breeze was sending a grey wraith of smoke up the slopes.
Usage Examples of "Shade" as a noun
- He wore shades and a leather jacket.
- The new model is a shade better than the old one.
- Sitting in the shade.
- His brother's success left him in the shade.
- A small lamp with a crimson shade.
- The shades of evening drew on.
- Draw the shades, chill the wine.
- Her elegant pink and black ensemble would put most outfits in the shade.
- An achievement that puts everything else in the shade.
- The goal had more than a shade of good fortune about it.
- It is much cooler in the shade.
- The ghost is the shade of Lucy Walters, first mistress of Charles II.
- Don't argue about shades of meaning.
- Maria's eyes darkened in shade.
- Various shades of blue.
- This area will be in shade for much of the day.
- As the sun moved he readjusted the shade.
- After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted.
- They used umbrellas as shades.
- Politicians of all shades of opinion.
Shade as a Verb
Definitions of "Shade" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “shade” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Make a slight reduction in the amount, rate, or price of.
- Cast a shadow over.
- Protect from light, heat, or view.
- (of a colour or something coloured) gradually change into another colour.
- Darken or colour (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of colour.
- Vary slightly.
- Pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree.
- Represent the effect of shade or shadow on.
- Decline slightly in price, amount, or rate.
- Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of.
- Narrowly win or gain an advantage in (a contest.
- Screen from direct light.
Synonyms of "Shade" as a verb (15 Words)
|become||(in questions) happen to.|
What would become of her now.
|block off the light to||Interrupt the normal function of by means of anesthesia.|
|cast a shadow over||Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.|
|change gradually||Change from one vehicle or transportation line to another.|
|colour in||Decorate with colors.|
|darken||Become dark or darker.|
The sky darkened.
|fill in||Occupy the whole of.|
|go||Go through in search of something search through someone s belongings in an unauthorized way.|
The money had gone after a few days.
|pencil in||Write, draw, or trace with a pencil.|
|shade off||Vary slightly.|
|shadow||Cast a shadow over.|
The market is shadowed by St Margaret s church.
|shut out the light from||Prevent from entering; shut out.|
|transmute||Alter the nature of (elements.|
The discovery that elements can transmute by radioactivity.
|turn||Cause to change or turn into something different assume new characteristics.|
She turned her head towards me.
Usage Examples of "Shade" as a verb
- She shaded her eyes against the sun.
- The sky shaded from turquoise to night blue.
- She shaded in the outline of a chimney.
- The butterfly wings shade to yellow.
- He shaded the torch with his hand.
- Shade the meaning.
- The Welsh side shaded a tight, tough first half.
- Their shares shaded 10p to 334p.
- Banks may shade the margin over base rate they charge customers.
Associations of "Shade" (30 Words)
|arbor||Any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts.|
The arbor provided a shady resting place in the park.
|awning||A sheet of canvas or other material stretched on a frame and used to keep the sun or rain off a shop window, doorway, or ship’s deck.|
|behind||A kick that sends the ball over a behind line or a touch that sends it between the inner posts scoring one point.|
Ben led the way with Joe a short distance behind.
|cave||Hollow out as if making a cave or opening.|
The narrow gorge contains a series of prehistoric caves.
|conceal||Hold back; keep from being perceived by others.|
A line of sand dunes concealed the distant sea.
|cover||Form a cover over.|
An easy catch by Hick at cover.
|darkness||An unilluminated area.|
The darkness of his jacket.
|dim||Make dim by comparison or conceal.|
The matter was in the dim and distant past.
|dusky||Used in names of animals with dark coloration e g dusky dolphin dusky warbler.|
A dusky complexion.
|fading||Weakening in force or intensity.|
|hide||Use (someone or something) to protect oneself from criticism or punishment, especially in a way considered cowardly.|
Companies with poor security can hide behind the law.
|impenetrable||Impossible to understand.|
A dark impenetrable forest.
|latency||(computer science) the time it takes for a specific block of data on a data track to rotate around to the read/write head.|
Subscribers can expect some latency time when issuing a request.
|mane||A person’s long flowing hair.|
He had a mane of white hair.
Investments that won t keep us awake nights with worry.
|protect||Preserve or guarantee by means of formal or legal measures.|
Free speech is protected under Article 33 of the Constitution.
|raincoat||A water-resistant coat.|
|rear||Located in or toward the back or rear.|
His room was toward the rear of the hotel.
|ringtail||A ring-tailed cat or lemur.|
|shadow||Envelop in shadow cast a shadow over.|
He lived in the shadow of his father.
|shadowy||Filled with shade.|
Shadowy figures in the gloom.
|soot||Coat with soot.|
You have previously sooted the underside of their plate by holding it over a candle.
|sun||Expose something to the sun especially to warm or dry it.|
The sun of the Plantagenets went down in clouds.
|sunburn||Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.|
I didn t have a hat and sunburned my head.
|sunshade||A handheld collapsible source of shade.|
|tail||A tailcoat or a man s formal evening suit with a tailcoat.|
A flock of paparazzi had tailed them all over London.
|tarpaulin||A sheet or covering of tarpaulin.|
Large tarpaulins were pulled over the hold.
|tenebrous||Dark; shadowy or obscure.|
A tenebrous cave.
|umbrella||A formation of military planes maintained over ground operations or targets.|
The umbrella body for more than 100 training organizations.
|vestige||An indication that something has been present.|
The last vestiges of colonialism.