- 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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Examples from the Web for shadeless
The background of mountains which in the morning had been so shadeless was now almost wholly in shadow.
Let the reader imagine a long street, very crowded, and about noon shadeless, with the thermometer at 98° in the sun.Impressions of America|Tyrone Power
Dawn came round, and the sun sprang up all ruddy, as if but too eager to send his scorching beams upon the shadeless veldt.Tales of South Africa|H.A. Bryden
Brighton is near, Brighton is shadeless, Brighton under the June sunshine is hot.
The sun waxed hotter and hotter, yet somehow she preferred the shadeless glare to the dour interior of the hut.John Ames, Native Commissioner|Bertram Mitford