Definitions of shadow:
  • noun:   refuge from danger or observation
    Example: "He felt secure in his father's shadow"
  • noun:   a premonition of something adverse
    Example: "A shadow over his happiness"
  • noun:   an inseparable companion
    Example: "The poor child was his mother's shadow"
  • noun:   a dominating and pervasive presence
    Example: "He received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
  • noun:   shade within clear boundaries
  • noun:   a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
  • noun:   an unilluminated area
  • noun:   an indication that something has been present
  • noun:   something existing in perception only
  • verb:   make appear small by comparison
  • verb:   cast a shadow over
  • verb:   follow, usually without the person's knowledge
    Example: "The police are shadowing her"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #54282)

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