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

9 senses of shadow

Sense 1
shadow -- (shade within clear boundaries)
       => 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")

Sense 2
darkness, dark, shadow -- (an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness")
       => scene -- (the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime")

Sense 3
apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow -- (something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight")
       => illusion, semblance -- (an erroneous mental representation)

Sense 4
shadow -- (a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness")
       => foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding -- (a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case")

Sense 5
trace, vestige, tincture, shadow -- (an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension")
       => indication, indicant -- (something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease")

Sense 6
shadow -- (refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow")
       => recourse, refuge, resort -- (something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying")

Sense 7
shadow -- (a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father")
       => presence -- (the state of being present; current existence; "he tested for the presence of radon")

Sense 8
tail, shadow, shadower -- (a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements)
       => follower -- (someone who travels behind or pursues another)
       => spy -- (a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night")

Sense 9
shadow -- (an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow")
       => follower -- (someone who travels behind or pursues another)

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

3 senses of shadow

Sense 1
shadow -- (follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her")
       => follow -- (to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum")

Sense 2
shadow, shade, shade off -- (cast a shadow over)
       => darken -- (make dark or darker; "darken a room")

Sense 3
shadow, overshadow, dwarf -- (make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year")
       => dominate, command, overlook, overtop -- (look down on; "The villa dominates the town")

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