Sat in the shade under the tree.
An example of shade is the darkness created by holding an umbrella over your head on a sunny day.
Various shades of blue.
An example of shade is to put an open patio umbrella over your lounge chair to protect you and the deck from heat.
Shades of gray.
Shades of meaning.
Detected a shade of bitterness in her remarks.
Went to the shades of hell.
Shades of my high-school days.
Trees shaded the street.
Shade the meaning.
Shade a drawing.
Shaded the pink in the sunset.
Shades of opinion.
A shade of humor in his voice.
Close the shade, please: it's too bright in here.
I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
He was attacked by a shade.
You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.
Closed the window shades.
- A little bit; slightly:A sprinter who was a shade quicker that the rest.
- in (or into) darkness or shadow
- in (or into) comparative obscurity, or a position of minor importance
- something reminding one of something (or someone) pastshades of Prohibition!.
- the increasing darkness, as of evening
Other Word Forms
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of shade
- Middle English from Old English sceadu
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English sceadwian.
- From Old English sceadu.