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Main Entry: 1shade
Pronunciation: primarystressshamacrd
Function: noun
1 : partial darkness <the trees cast shade>
2 : space sheltered from the heat and bright light of the sun <sit in the shade of a tree>
3 plural : the shadows that gather as darkness falls <the shades of night>
4 : 1SPIRIT 2b, ghost
5 : something that blocks off or cuts down light, sun, or heat <a lamp shade> <a window shade>
6 : the darkening of some objects in a painting or drawing to suggest that they are in shade
7 : the darkness or lightness of a color <four shades of brown>
8 : a very small difference or amount <just a shade taller> <shades of meaning>
- shade·less /-lschwas/ adjective

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