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  • a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  • a mental representation of some haunting experience
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past
  • 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
  • a position of relative inferiority
    • an achievement that puts everything else in the shade
    • his brother's success left him in the shade
  • 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
  • protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
    • they used umbrellas as shades
    • as the sun moved he readjusted the shade
  • a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
  • 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
  • pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree
    • the butterfly wings shade to yellow
  • vary slightly
    • shade the meaning
  • protect from light, heat, or view
    • Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight
  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • cast a shadow over
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