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Entry Word: shade
Function: noun
Text: 1 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <it was hard to see in the shade after being in the brilliant sunlight> <the trees cast shade>
Synonyms penumbra, shadiness, shadow, umbra
Related Words blackness, dimness, duskiness, gloominess, murkiness, obscurity, somberness; cloudiness, dullness (also dulness)
Near Antonyms brightness, brilliance, effulgence, illumination, incandescence, light, lightness, lucidity, lucidness, luminosity, radiance
2 a time or place of little or no light <enjoying the cool shade of the evening> -- see DARK 1
3 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished <a lovely shade of blue> -- see COLOR 1
4 a very small amount <just a shade taller than his dance partner> -- see PARTICLE 1
5 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <spirits and shades haunting the night> -- see GHOST