Student Thesaurus

2 entries found for shadow.
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Entry Word: shadow
Function: noun
Text: 1 a person whose business is solving crimes and catching criminals or gathering information that is not easy to get <having noticed that someone was following him, he ducked into an alley in an attempt to lose this unwanted shadow> -- see DETECTIVE
2 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays <the valley was in shadow> -- see SHADE 1
3 shadows plural
a time or place of little or no light <lurking in the shadows> -- see DARK 1
4 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished <a run-down mansion that is only a shadow of its former glory> -- see VESTIGE
5 a very small amount <not even a shadow of a doubt about the defendant's guilt> -- see PARTICLE 1
6 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <rumors of a shadow haunting the castle> -- see GHOST