- darkness gathering at the close of day: Shades of night are falling.
- Informal. sunglasses.
- a reminder of something: shades of the Inquisition.
verb (used with object), shad·ed, shad·ing.
- to introduce degrees of darkness into (a drawing or painting) in order to render light and shadow or give the effect of color.
- to render the values of light and dark in (a drawn figure, object, etc.), especially in order to create the illusion of three-dimensionality.
verb (used without object), shad·ed, shad·ing.
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Petty, shade, and thirst are my favorite human “virtues” and the trifecta of any good series of “stories.”‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It took me 1,015 strokes to see this shade of green in a world of orange, and my jaw nearly dropped.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Later schools empty out children, who race over to play games in the shade.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the only shade of reaction besides enthusiasm Carter and Knight got to the project was some misplaced confusion.'Nick & Knight': Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Are Your New Boy Band Power Couple|Kevin Fallon|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One was overgrown with trees, where young men rested in the shade.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately the day had been remarkably cool, almost cold, the thermometer only rose to 80° in the shade.
While so engaged, he happened to turn his eye on a couple, who stood a little apart, beneath the shade of an old yew tree.Trevethlan: Volume 1|William Davy Watson
I write these concluding lines on a rock, under the shade of a tree on the banks of the island.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman
He felt himself growing a shade paler under the weather worn bronze of his face.A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
He bowed to their sweet nearness; he kissed them again and again, while the shade of the cedars seemed to whirl about him.The Heritage of the Desert|Zane Grey