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Definitions of shade:
  • noun:   protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
    Example: "They used umbrellas as shades"
  • noun:   a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  • noun:   a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
    Example: "After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  • noun:   a position of relative inferiority
    Example: "An achievement that puts everything else in the shade"
  • noun:   relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    Example: "It is much cooler in the shade"
  • noun:   a mental representation of some haunting experience
  • noun:   a slight amount or degree of difference
    Example: "The new model is a shade better than the old one"
  • noun:   a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    Example: "Don't argue about shades of meaning"
  • verb:   protect from light, heat, or view
    Example: "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
  • verb:   represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • verb:   cast a shadow over
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 25000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3155)

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