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Main Entry: 1shad·ow
Pronunciation: primarystressshad-omacr
Function: noun
1 : shade within certain bounds <the valley was in shadow>
2 : a reflected image (as in a mirror)
3 : shelter from danger or view
4 a : an imperfect and faint representation b : an imitation of something
5 : the dark figure cast on a surface by a body that is between the surface and the light <my shadow stays with me>
7 plural : darkness caused by the setting of the sun <twilight shadows>
8 : a shaded part of a picture
9 : a form from which the substance has departed : REMNANT, VESTIGE
10 a : an inseparable companion or follower b : a person who shadows as a spy or detective
11 : a very little bit : TRACE <not a shadow of a doubt>
12 : a source of gloom or unhappiness
- shad·ow·less /-lschwas/ adjective
- shad·ow·like /-secondarystresslimacrk/ adjective

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