An example of shade is to put an open patio umbrella over your lounge chair to protect you and the deck from heat.
An example of shade is the darkness created by holding an umbrella over your head on a sunny day.
Sat in the shade under the tree.
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.
Trees shaded the street.
Shade the meaning.
Various shades of blue.
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.
- 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) past.shades of Prohibition!.
- The increasing darkness, as of evening.
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.