Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun shade

8 senses of shade

Sense 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")
       => semidarkness -- (partial darkness)

Sense 2
shade, tint, tincture, tone -- (a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted")
       => color, colour, coloring, colouring -- (a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect; "a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light")

Sense 3
shade -- (protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade")
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 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")
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Sense 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")
       => inferiority, lower status, lower rank -- (the state of being inferior)

Sense 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")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 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")
       => apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow -- (something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight")

Sense 8
shade -- (a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment))
       => representation -- (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shade

5 senses of shade

Sense 1
shadow, shade, shade off -- (cast a shadow over)
       => darken -- (make dark or darker; "darken a room")

Sense 2
shade, fill in -- (represent the effect of shade or shadow on)
       => draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")
       => paint -- (make a painting; "he painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden")

Sense 3
shade -- (protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight")
       => screen, block out -- (prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight")

Sense 4
shade -- (vary slightly; "shade the meaning")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 5
shade -- (pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

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