shade


shade
I UK [ʃeɪd] / US noun
Word forms "shade":
singular shade plural shades
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1) [uncountable] a slightly dark area where the light from the sun does not reach because it is blocked by something

He pulled a wicker chair into the shade.

shade of:

I spent the afternoon reading under the shade of an umbrella.

in the shade:

We sat in the shade and ate our lunch.

2)
a) [countable] a screen or cover that protects something from the sun

an eye shade

b) American a roller blind
3) [countable] a particular form of a colour. For example sky blue and navy blue are shades of blue

The painter used different textures and shades to represent the seasons.

a brilliant shade of red

4) shades
[plural] informal a pair of sunglasses
5) [countable, usually plural] a slightly different form or type of something

All shades of political opinion were represented.

6) [countable] literary the spirit of someone who has died
7) shades
[plural] something that reminds someone of another person, thing, or period of time shade of:

Look at all these kids' games – shades of my childhood.

8) a shade
[singular] a very small amount

A shade less than 50 per cent approve of the idea.

put someone/something in the shade — to be so impressive that someone or something else becomes less impressive or interesting by comparison

Hong Kong's metro really puts our public transport system in the shade.

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II UK [ʃeɪd] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "shade":
present tense I/you/we/they shade he/she/it shades present participle shading past tense shaded past participle shaded
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1) to keep light from shining directly onto or into something

Jeremy shaded his aching eyes, and wished it would rain.

2) shade or shade in to make an area of a picture or drawing darker than the other areas

The areas affected by the flood have been shaded on the map.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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