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Idioms for shade

    cast / put someone in / into the shade, to make another person's efforts seem insignificant by comparison; surpass: Her playing puts mine in the shade.
    throw shade, Slang. to insult, criticize, or disrespect a person or thing in an indirect, artful manner:He threw some shade at his former boss.

Origin of shade

before 900; 1960–65 for def. 29; (noun) Middle English s(c)hade,Old English sceadu (see shadow); cognate with German Schatten,Gothic skadus,Greek skótos; (v.) Middle English schaden, derivative of the noun

synonym study for shade

1. Shade, shadow imply partial darkness or something less bright than the surroundings. Shade indicates the lesser brightness and heat of an area where the direct rays of light do not fall: the shade of a tree. It differs from shadow in that it implies no particular form or definite limit, whereas shadow often refers to the form or outline of the object that intercepts the light: the shadow of a dog. 15. See curtain.

regional variation note for shade

3. See window shade.

OTHER WORDS FROM shade

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shade

color, hue, shade , tint.
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British Dictionary definitions for shade

shade
/ (ʃeɪd) /

noun

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of shade

shadeless, adjective

Word Origin for shade

Old English sceadu; related to Gothic skadus, Old High German skato, Old Irish scāth shadow, Greek skotos darkness, Swedish skäddä fog
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