shade


shade
shade1 [ʃeıd] n
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1¦(out of sunlight)¦
2¦(for blocking light)¦
3 shades
4¦(in a picture)¦
5¦(colour)¦
6 shade of meaning/opinion/feeling etc
7 a shade
8 shades of somebody/something
9 put somebody/something in the shade
10 have it made in the shade
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[: Old English; Origin: sceadu]
1.) ¦(OUT OF SUNLIGHT)¦[U]
slight darkness or shelter from the direct light of the sun made by something blocking it
a plant that needs a lot of shade
in the shade (of sth)
Let's find a table in the shade.
She was sitting in the shade of a large oak tree.
The temperature was over 90 degrees in the shade.
see usage noteshadow1
2.) ¦(FOR BLOCKING LIGHT)¦
a) something you use to reduce or block light
The shade on the lamp was slightly crooked.
3.) shades [plural] informal
4.) ¦(IN A PICTURE)¦[U]
the dark places in a picture
strong contrasts of light and shade
5.) ¦(COLOUR)¦
a particular type of red, green, blue etc
shade of
a bright shade of pink
6.) shade of meaning/opinion/feeling etc
a meaning etc that is slightly different from other ones
= ↑nuance
There is room in the Democratic party for many shades of opinion.
7.) a shade
formal very slightly
a shade too big/hot/fast etc
Matt's clothes were just a shade too big for me.
a shade better/quicker/faster etc
The results were a shade better than we expected.
a shade over/under/above etc
She was a shade under five feet tall.
8.) shades of sb/sth
used to say that someone or something reminds you of another person or thing
The food was horrible, (shades of school dinners).
9.) put sb/sth in the shade
to be so good or impressive that other similar things or people seem much less important or interesting
They're planning a festival that will put all the others in the shade.
10.) have it made in the shade
AmE informal to be extremely rich - used humorously
shade 2
shade2 v [T]
1.) to protect something from direct light
Shading her eyes, Anita scanned the horizon.
2.) also shade in sth
to make part of a picture or drawing darker
She shaded in the circles in the last two letters.
shade into [shade into sth] phr v
if one thing shades into another, it is difficult to know where one stops and another starts
His impatience shaded into anger.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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