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Noun shade has 8 senses
  1. shade, shadiness, shadowiness - relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
    --1 is a kind of spectacles, specs, eyeglasses, glasses; semidarkness; spectacles, specs, eyeglasses, glasses; semidarkness
    --1 has parts: Polaroid
    --1 has particulars: shadow
    Derived form: verb shade1
  2. shade, tint, tincture, tone - 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"
    --2 is a kind of color, colour, coloring, colouring; color, colour, coloring, colouring
    --2 has particulars: undertone, tinge
  3. shade - protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
    --3 is a kind of
    protective covering, protective cover, protection; protective covering, protective cover, protection
    --3 has particulars:
     lampshade, lamp shade; parasol, sunshade; pith hat, pith helmet, sun helmet, topee, topi; sunbonnet, sunhat; sun visor
    Derived form: verb shade3
  4. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement - a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
    --4 is a kind of meaning, significance, signification, import; meaning, significance, signification, import
  5. shade - a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
    --5 is a kind of
    inferiority, lower status, lower rank; inferiority, lower status, lower rank
  6. tad, shade - a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
    --6 is a kind of small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount; small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
  7. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
    --7 is a kind of apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow; apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow
  8. shade - a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
    --8 is a kind of
    representation; representation
    Derived form: verb shade2
Verb shade has 3 senses
  1. shadow, shade, shade off - cast a shadow over
    --1 is one way to obscure, bedim, overcloud
    Derived form: noun shade1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. shade, fill in - represent the effect of shade or shadow on
    --2 is a kind of draw; paint
    Derived forms: noun shade8, noun shading1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. shade - protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
    --3 is one way to
    screen, block out
    Derived form: noun shade3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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