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Meaning of shade

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by
           an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's
           too much shadiness to take good photographs" [syn: {shade},
           {shadiness}, {shadowiness}]
      2: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another
         color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that
         she wanted" [syn: {shade}, {tint}, {tincture}, {tone}]
      3: protective covering that protects something from direct
         sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved
         he readjusted the shade"
      4: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
         "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the
         humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning" [syn: {nuance},
         {nicety}, {shade}, {subtlety}, {refinement}]
      5: a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts
         everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left
         him in the shade"
      6: a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too
         expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a
         shade better than the old one" [syn: {tad}, {shade}]
      7: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
         looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from
         his past" [syn: {ghost}, {shade}, {spook}, {wraith},
         {specter}, {spectre}]
      8: a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or
         drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
      v 1: cast a shadow over [syn: {shadow}, {shade}, {shade off}]
      2: represent the effect of shade or shadow on [syn: {shade},
         {fill in}]
      3: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you
         step out into the bright sunlight"
      4: vary slightly; "shade the meaning"
      5: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight
         degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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