Variant of shadow
- a definite area of shade cast upon a surface by a body intercepting the light rays
- the dark image made by such a body
- the growing darkness after sunset
- a feeling of gloom or depression, a suggestion of doubt, etc.
- anything causing gloom, doubt, etc.
- a shaded area in a picture or X-ray
- a dark area, as of a very short growth of beard
- a mirrored image; reflection
- something without reality or substance; imaginary vision
- a ghost; apparition
- a vague indication or omen; prefiguration: coming events cast their shadows before
- a faint suggestion or appearance; trace: not a shadow of hope
- remnant; vestige: a mere shadow of his former self
- a close or constant companion
- ☆ a person who trails another closely, as a detective or spy
- Rare protection or shelter
Origin: ME schadwe < inflected forms (gen. & dat. sceadwe) of OE sceadu, shade
- to shelter from light or heat
- to shelter; protect
- to throw a shadow upon
- to make dark or gloomy; cloud
- to represent vaguely, mystically, or prophetically; prefigure: often with forth
- to stay close to or follow, esp. in secret so as to observe the movements and activities of
- to change gradually
- to become shadowy or clouded (with doubt, sorrow, etc.): said of the features
- of or belonging to a shadow cabinet: a shadow minister
- darker, indistinct, not plainly perceived, etc.
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