Noun Definition

shade

1.Definition: a mental representation of some haunting experience

Related Noun(s):ghost, spectre, wraith, specter, spook

Category: General

2.Definition: a position of relative inferiority

"An achievement that puts everything else in the shade", "His brother's success left him in the shade"

Category: General

3.Definition: a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view

Related Noun(s):lampshade

Category: Objects

4.Definition: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

"After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

Related Noun(s):tint, tincture, tone

Category: General

5.Definition: a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

Category: Objects

6.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):tad

Category: General

7.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):subtlety, nicety, nuance, refinement

Category: General

8.Definition: protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

"They used umbrellas as shades", "As the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

Category: Objects

9.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):shadiness, shadowiness

Category: General