Of or belonging to a shadow cabinet.
- very close to; verging upon
- under the influence or domination of
- in danger of; apparently fated for
Other Word Forms of Shadow
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Shadow
- in the shadow of
- under the shadow of
Origin of Shadow
From Middle English schadowe, schadewe, schadwe (also schade > shade), from Old English sceaduwe, sceadwe, oblique form of sceadu (“shadow, shade; darkness; protection"), from Proto-Germanic *skadwaz (“shade, shadow"), from Proto-Indo-European *skot- (“darkness"). Cognate with Scots scaddow, schaddow (“shadow"), Saterland Frisian Skaad (“shade, shadow"), Dutch schaduw (“shadow"), German Schatten (“shadow, shade"), Norwegian skodde (“fog, mist"), Irish scáth (“shadow"), Ancient Greek σκότος (skótos, “darkness, gloom").
Middle English from Old English sceaduwe oblique case of sceadu shade, shadow
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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