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[n] protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
[n] a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
[n] a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
[n] a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
[n] 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"
[v] protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
[v] represent the effect of shade or shadow on
[v] cast a shadow over

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