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shademore about shade


  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shade  \Shade\  (sh[=a]d),  n.  [OE.  shade,  shadewe  schadewe  AS 
  sceadu  scead;  akin  to  OS  skado,  D.  schaduw  OHG.  scato, 
  (gen.  scatewes),  G.  schatten,  Goth.  skadus  Ir  &  Gael. 
  sgath,  and  probably  to  Gr  sko`tos  darkness.  [root]162.  Cf 
  {Shadow},  {Shed}  a  hat.] 
  1.  Comparative  obscurity  owing  to  interception  or 
  interruption  of  the  rays  of  light;  partial  darkness  caused 
  by  the  intervention  of  something  between  the  space 
  contemplated  and  the  source  of  light. 
  Note:  Shade  differs  from  shadow  as  it  implies  no  particular 
  form  or  definite  limit;  whereas  a  shadow  represents  in 
  form  the  object  which  intercepts  the  light.  When  we 
  speak  of  the  shade  of  a  tree,  we  have  no  reference  to 
  its  form  but  when  we  speak  of  measuring  a  pyramid  or 
  other  object  by  its  shadow,  we  have  reference  to  its 
  form  and  extent. 
  2.  Darkness;  obscurity;  --  often  in  the  plural. 
  The  shades  of  night  were  falling  fast  --Longfellow. 
  3.  An  obscure  place  a  spot  not  exposed  to  light;  hence  a 
  secluded  retreat. 
  Let  us  seek  out  some  desolate  shade,  and  there  Weep 
  our  sad  bosoms  empty.  --Shak. 
  4.  That  which  intercepts,  or  shelters  from  light  or  the 
  direct  rays  of  the  sun;  hence  also  that  which  protects 
  from  heat  or  currents  of  air;  a  screen;  protection; 
  shelter;  cover;  as  a  lamp  shade. 
  The  Lord  is  thy  shade  upon  thy  right  hand.  --Ps. 
  cxxi.  5. 
  Sleep  under  a  fresh  tree's  shade.  --Shak. 
  Let  the  arched  knife  well  sharpened  now  assail  the 
  spreading  shades  of  vegetables.  --J.  Philips. 
  5.  Shadow.  [Poetic.] 
  Envy  will  merit,  as  its  shade,  pursue.  --Pope. 
  6.  The  soul  after  its  separation  from  the  body;  --  so  called 
  because  the  ancients  it  to  be  perceptible  to  the  sight, 
  though  not  to  the  touch;  a  spirit;  a  ghost;  as  the  shades 
  of  departed  heroes. 
  Swift  as  thought  the  flitting  shade  Thro'  air  his 
  momentary  journey  made  --Dryden. 
  7.  (Painting,  Drawing,  etc.)  The  darker  portion  of  a  picture; 
  a  less  illuminated  part  See  Def.  1,  above. 
  8.  Degree  or  variation  of  color,  as  darker  or  lighter, 
  stronger  or  paler;  as  a  delicate  shade  of  pink. 
  White,  red,  yellow,  blue,  with  their  several 
  degrees,  or  shades  and  mixtures,  as  green  only  in  by 
  the  eyes.  --Locke. 
  9.  A  minute  difference  or  variation,  as  of  thought,  belief, 
  expression,  etc.;  also  the  quality  or  degree  of  anything 
  which  is  distinguished  from  others  similar  by  slight 
  differences;  as  the  shades  of  meaning  in  synonyms. 
  New  shades  and  combinations  of  thought.  --De 
  Every  shade  of  religious  and  political  opinion  has 
  its  own  headquarters.  --Macaulay. 
  {The  Shades},  the  Nether  World;  the  supposed  abode  of  souls 
  after  leaving  the  body. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shade  \Shade\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  shelter  or  screen  by  intercepting  the  rays  of  light;  to 
  keep  off  illumination  from  --Milton. 
  I  went  to  crop  the  sylvan  scenes,  And  shade  our 
  altars  with  their  leafy  greens.  --Dryden. 
  2.  To  shelter;  to  cover  from  injury;  to  protect;  to  screen; 
  to  hide;  as  to  shade  one's  eyes. 
  Ere  in  our  own  house  I  do  shade  my  head.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  obscure;  to  dim  the  brightness  of 
  Thou  shad'st  The  full  blaze  of  thy  beams.  --Milton. 
  4.  To  pain  in  obscure  colors;  to  darken. 
  5.  To  mark  with  gradations  of  light  or  color. 
  6.  To  present  a  shadow  or  image  of  to  shadow  forth;  to 
  represent.  [Obs.] 
  [The  goddess]  in  her  person  cunningly  did  shade  That 
  part  of  Justice  which  is  Equity.  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shade  \Shade\,  v.  i.  [See  {Shade},  n.] 
  To  undergo  or  exhibit  minute  difference  or  variation,  as  of 
  color,  meaning,  expression,  etc.;  to  pass  by  slight  changes; 
  --  used  chiefly  with  a  preposition,  as  into  away  off 
  This  small  group  will  be  most  conveniently  treated  with 
  the  emotional  division,  into  which  it  shades.  --Edmund 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  relative  darkness  caused  by  light  rays  being  intercepted  by 
  an  opaque  body  [syn:  {shadiness},  {shadowiness}] 
  2:  a  quality  of  a  given  color  that  differs  slightly  from  a 
  primary  color;  "after  several  trials  he  mixed  the  shade  of 
  pink  that  she  wanted"  [syn:  {tint},  {tincture},  {tone}] 
  3:  something  that  protects  from  direct  sunlight 
  4:  a  subtle  difference  in  meaning  [syn:  {nuance},  {nicety},  {subtlety}, 
  5:  a  mental  representation  of  some  haunting  experience;  "he 
  looked  like  he  had  seen  a  ghost";  "it  aroused  specters 
  from  his  past"  [syn:  {ghost},  {spook},  {wraith},  {specter}, 
  v  1:  cast  a  shadow  over  [syn:  {shadow},  {shade  off}] 
  2:  represent  the  effect  of  shade  or  shadow  on  [syn:  {fill  in}] 
  3:  protect  from  light,  heat,  or  view;  "Shade  your  eyes  when  you 
  step  out  into  the  bright  sunlight" 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Shade,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  45776 

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