(third-person singular simple present beshades, present participle beshading, simple past and past participle beshaded)
- To shadow; cast a shadow over.
- Light Fumitory, Parsly, Burnet's blade, And winding leafe his crispy Locks beshade: Hee's light and lively, all in Turns and Tricks; In his great Round, hee many small doth mix... ― Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (translation by Joshua Sylvester, 1633)
From Middle English bischaden, bischadewen, bischadowen, equivalent to be- + shade and/or be- + shadow. Cognate with Dutch beschaduwen (“to shade, shadow”), German beschatten (“to shadow”).