shade


shade
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. shadiness, shadow, umbrage, gloom, gloaming, dimness, darkness; obscurity; duskiness; shading, tone; curtain, veil, film, haziness, haze, misti[ness], cloudiness; color, hue, tint; nuance, degree; blind, curtain, shutter, Venetian blind; spirit, ghost, phantom, specter, apparition, haunt (see demon). —v. t. hide, conceal; darken, shadow; cover, veil; color, tinge, tint. See covering, concealment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Lack of light]
Syn. blackness, shadow, dimness; see darkness 1 .
2. [A degree of color]
Syn. cast, tone, hue; see color 1 , tint .
3. [A slight difference]
Syn. variation, proposal, hint; see suggestion 1 .
4. [An obstruction to light]
Syn. covering, blind, screen; see curtain .
5. [A ghost]
Syn. spirit, manes, revenant; see ghost 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at color . v.
1. [To intercept direct Rays]
Syn. screen, shelter, shadow, cast a shadow over, overshadow, eclipse.
2. [To make darker]
Syn. darken, blacken, obscure, cloud, shadow, make dim, adumbrate, tone down, nigrify, black out, make dusky, deepen the shade, overshadow, make gloomy, screen, shut out the light, befog, keep out the light.
3. [To become darker]
Syn. grow dark, grow black, become dark, grow dim, blacken, turn to twilight, deepen into night, become gloomy, be overcast, grow dusky, cloud up, cloud over, overcloud, grow shadowy.
4. [*To win by a narrow margin]
Syn. barely win, win by a hairbreadth, nose out*; see defeat .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. darkness shadows, cover, dimness, umbra, penumbra.
2. hue tone, color, tint, gradation.
3. blind visor, shutter, drape, curtain, screen.
4. slight difference hint, trace, touch, suggestion, tiny degree, nuance.
II
v.
darken, dim, cover, veil, shroud, mask, protect, hide, obscure, blacken.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays: penumbra, shadow, umbra, umbrage. See LIGHT. 2. The degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment: gradation, hue, tinge, tint. See COLORS. 3. The property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size: color, hue, tint, tone. See COLORS. 4. A slight variation between nearly identical entities: gradation, nuance. See BIG. 5. A slight amount or indication: breath, dash, ghost, hair, hint, intimation, semblance, shadow, soupcpn, streak, suggestion, suspicion, taste, tinge, touch, trace, whiff, whisper. Informal: whisker. See BIG, SHOW. 6. A supernatural being, such as a ghost: apparition, bogey, bogeyman, bogle, eidolon, ghost, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, revenant, shadow, specter, spirit, visitant, wraith. Informal: spook. Regional: haunt. See BEINGS, SUPERNATURAL. II verb 1. To shelter, especially from light: screen, shadow. See PROTECTION. 2. To make dark or darker: adumbrate, darken, shadow. See LIGHT. 3. To make a slight reduction in (a price): shave, trim. See INCREASE.

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