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shady


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Shady  \Shad"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Shadier};  superl.  {Shadiest}.] 
  1.  Abounding  in  shade  or  shades;  overspread  with  shade; 
  causing  shade. 
 
  The  shady  trees  cover  him  with  their  shadow.  --Job. 
  xl  22. 
 
  And  Amaryllis  fills  the  shady  groves.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Sheltered  from  the  glare  of  light  or  sultry  heat. 
 
  Cast  it  also  that  you  may  have  rooms  shady  for 
  summer  and  warm  for  winter.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Of  or  pertaining  to  shade  or  darkness;  hence  unfit  to  be 
  seen  or  known  equivocal;  dubious  or  corrupt.  [Colloq.] 
  ``A  shady  business.''  --London  Sat.  Rev. 
 
  Shady  characters,  disreputable,  criminal.  --London 
  Spectator. 
 
  {On  the  shady  side  of},  on  the  thither  side  of  as  on  the 
  shady  side  of  fifty;  that  is  more  than  fifty.  [Colloq.] 
 
 
  {To  keep  shady},  to  stay  in  concealment;  also  to  be 
  reticent.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  shady 
  adj  1:  of  businesses  and  businessmen;  "a  fly-by-night  operation" 
  [syn:  {fly-by-night}] 
  2:  of  questionable  taste  or  morality;  "a  louche  nightclub";  "a 
  louche  painting"  [syn:  {louche}] 
  3:  (informal)  not  as  expected;  "there  was  something  fishy  about 
  the  accident";  "up  to  some  funny  business";  "some 
  definitely  queer  goings-on";  "a  shady  deal";  "her  motives 
  were  suspect";  "suspicious  behavior"  [syn:  {fishy},  {funny}, 
  {queer},  {suspect},  {suspicious}] 
  4:  filled  with  shade;  "the  shady  side  of  the  street";  "the 
  surface  of  the  pond  is  dark  and  shadowed";  "we  sat  on 
  rocks  in  a  shadowy  cove";  "cool  umbrageous  woodlands" 
  [syn:  {shadowed},  {shadowy},  {umbrageous}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Shady,  NY 
  Zip  code(s):  12409 




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