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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shadow  \Shad"ow\  (sh[a^]d"[-o]),  n.  [Originally  the  same  word  as 
  shade.  [root]162.  See  {Shade}.] 
  1.  Shade  within  defined  limits;  obscurity  or  deprivation  of 
  light,  apparent  on  a  surface,  and  representing  the  form  of 
  the  body  which  intercepts  the  rays  of  light;  as  the 
  shadow  of  a  man,  of  a  tree,  or  of  a  tower.  See  the  Note 
  under  {Shade},  n.,  1. 
 
  2.  Darkness;  shade;  obscurity. 
 
  Night's  sable  shadows  from  the  ocean  rise.  --Denham. 
 
  3.  A  shaded  place  shelter;  protection;  security. 
 
  In  secret  shadow  from  the  sunny  ray,  On  a  sweet  bed 
  of  lilies  softly  laid.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  A  reflected  image,  as  in  a  mirror  or  in  water.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  That  which  follows  or  attends  a  person  or  thing  like  a 
  shadow;  an  inseparable  companion;  hence  an  obsequious 
  follower. 
 
  Sin  and  her  shadow  Death.  --Milton. 
 
  6.  A  spirit;  a  ghost;  a  shade;  a  phantom.  ``Hence,  horrible 
  shadow!''  --Shak. 
 
  7.  An  imperfect  and  faint  representation;  adumbration; 
  indistinct  image;  dim  bodying  forth;  hence  mystical 
  representation;  type 
 
  The  law  having  a  shadow  of  good  things  to  come 
  --Heb.  x.  1. 
 
  [Types]  and  shadows  of  that  destined  seed.  --Milton. 
 
  8.  A  small  degree;  a  shade.  ``No  variableness,  neither  shadow 
  of  turning.''  --James  i.  17. 
 
  9.  An  uninvited  guest  coming  with  one  who  is  invited.  [A 
  Latinism]  --Nares. 
 
  I  must  not  have  my  board  pastered  with  shadows  That 
  under  other  men's  protection  break  in  Without 
  invitement.  --Massinger. 
 
  {Shadow  of  death},  darkness  or  gloom  like  that  caused  by  the 
  presence  or  the  impending  of  death.  --Ps.  xxiii.  4. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shadow  \Shad"ow\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shadowed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Shadowing}.]  [OE.  shadowen,  AS  sceadwian  See  {adow}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  cut  off  light  from  to  put  in  shade;  to  shade;  to  throw 
  a  shadow  upon  to  overspead  with  obscurity. 
 
  The  warlike  elf  much  wondered  at  this  tree,  So  fair 
  and  great,  that  shadowed  all  the  ground.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  conceal;  to  hide;  to  screen.  [R.] 
 
  Let  every  soldier  hew  him  down  a  bough.  And  bear't 
  before  him  thereby  shall  we  shadow  The  numbers  of 
  our  host.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  protect;  to  shelter  from  danger;  to  shroud. 
 
  Shadowing  their  right  under  your  wings  of  war. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  mark  with  gradations  of  light  or  color;  to  shade. 
 
  5.  To  represent  faintly  or  imperfectly;  to  adumbrate;  hence 
  to  represent  typically. 
 
  Augustus  is  shadowed  in  the  person  of  [AE]neas. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  To  cloud;  to  darken;  to  cast  a  gloom  over 
 
  The  shadowed  livery  of  the  burnished  sun.  --Shak. 
 
  Why  sad?  I  must  not  see  the  face  O  love  thus 
  shadowed.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  7.  To  attend  as  closely  as  a  shadow;  to  follow  and  watch 
  closely,  especially  in  a  secret  or  unobserved  manner;  as 
  a  detective  shadows  a  criminal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shadow 
  n  1:  shade  within  clear  boundaries 
  2:  an  unilluminated  area;  "he  moved  off  into  the  darkness" 
  [syn:  {darkness},  {dark}] 
  3:  something  existing  in  perception  only:  "a  ghostly  apparition 
  at  midnight"  [syn:  {apparition},  {phantom}] 
  4:  a  premonition  of  something  adverse;  "a  shadow  over  his 
  happiness" 
  5:  a  clue  that  something  has  been  present;  "there  wasn't  a 
  trace  of  evidence  for  the  claim"  [syn:  {trace},  {vestige}] 
  6:  refuge  from  danger  or  observation;  "he  felt  secure  in  his 
  father's  shadow" 
  7:  a  detective  employed  to  follow  someone  and  report  their 
  movements  [syn:  {tail}] 
  8:  an  inseparable  companion;  "the  poor  child  was  his  mother's 
  shadow" 
  v  1:  follow  usually  without  the  person's  knowledge;  "The  police 
  are  shadowing  her" 
  2:  cast  a  shadow  over  [syn:  {shade},  {shade  off}] 
  3:  cast  a  shadow  [syn:  {overshadow},  {dwarf}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Shadow,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  23163 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  SHADOW 
 
    A  {syntax}-directed  {compiler}  written  by  Barnett 
  and  Futrelle  in  1962.  It  was  the  predecessor  to  {SNOBOL}(?) 
 
  [Sammet  1969,  p.  448,  605]. 
 
  (1995-01-16) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Shadow 
  used  in  Col.  2:17;  Heb.  8:5;  10:1  to  denote  the  typical  relation 
  of  the  Jewish  to  the  Christian  dispensation. 
 




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