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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shading  \Shad"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Act  or  process  of  making  a  shade. 
  2.  That  filling  up  which  represents  the  effect  of  more  or 
  less  darkness,  expressing  rotundity,  projection,  etc.,  in 
  a  picture  or  a  drawing. 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  graded  markings  that  indicate  light  or  dark  areas  in  a 
  drawing  or  painting 
  2:  a  gradation  involving  small  or  imperceptible  differences 
  between  grades  [syn:  {blending}] 

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