Origin of shaded
- darkness gathering at the close of day: Shades of night are falling.
- 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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Contemporary Examples of shaded
“Look there,” he said, flicking his machete at the shaded ground.An Obsessive’s Search for a Lost Jungle City
Christopher S. Stewart
December 30, 2012
I can contemplate my own death without unease, but every goodbye to one of my children is shaded by dread.Every Day is the Day to Talk About Gun Control
December 14, 2012
If you can take them into a shaded area, inside to a building with a cooling system, you can prolong by a few days.Haiti's Grisly Problem
January 19, 2010
Historical Examples of shaded
Her profile stood out clear in the shaded room, and in spite of myself a great heart-throb passed over me.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
She had scarce reached her favorite lookout spot, a shaded cliff, when she saw Goodnow approaching.The Girl From Tim's Place
Charles Clark Munn
If possible, make the seed-bed in a moist retentive soil and in a shaded situation.
The frost was not yet out of the ground, but the shaded road was dry underfoot.The Quality of Mercy
W. D. Howells
I have come to say good–bye, Jenny, he said, as he entered the shaded room in which his cousins were lying.With the Allies to Pekin
George Alfred Henty
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Word Origin for shade
Middle English schade, Kentish ssed, from late Old English scead "partial darkness; shelter, protection," also partly from sceadu "shade, shadow, darkness; shady place, arbor, protection from glare or heat," both from Proto-Germanic *skadwaz (cf. Old Saxon skado, Middle Dutch scade, Dutch schaduw, Old High German scato, German Schatten, Gothic skadus), from PIE *skot-wo-, from root *skot- "dark, shade" (cf. Greek skotos "darkness, gloom," Albanian kot "darkness," Old Irish scath, Old Welsh scod, Breton squeut "darkness," Gaelic sgath "shade, shadow, shelter").
Figurative use in reference to comparative obscurity is from 1640s. Meaning "a ghost" is from 1610s; dramatic (or mock-dramatic) expression "shades of _____" to invoke or acknowledge a memory is from 1818, from the "ghost" sense. Meaning "lamp cover" is from 1780. Sense of "window blind" first recorded 1845. Meaning "cover to protect the eyes" is from 1801. Meaning "grade of color" first recorded 1680s; that of "degree or gradiation of darkness in a color" is from 1680s (cf. nuance, from French nue "cloud"). Meaning "small amount or degree" is from 1782.
c.1400, "to screen from light or heat," from shade (n.). From 1520s as "to cast a shadow over;" figurative use in this sense from 1580s. Sense in painting and drawing is from 1797. In reference to colors, 1819. Related: Shaded; shading.