- the representation of the absence of light on a form.
- the dark part of a picture, especially as representing the absence of illumination: Rembrandt's figures often emerge gradually from the shadows.
verb (used with object)
Origin of shadow
Related formsshad·ow·er, nounshad·ow·less, adjectiveshad·ow·like, adjectivepre·shad·ow, noun, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for shadow
Brinsley came from behind a police cruiser parked on a busy street in the shadow of the Tompkins Public Houses.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If we begin to see the other as our possession and commodity, our shoe, the shadow of our shadow, is there ever a happy outcome?
They seem to belong to us, and then they freely go—behavior very uncharacteristic of a shadow or a shoe.
Hitchcock saw the work of, and probably met, Murnau, the great German filmmaker--the earliest master of bleak light and shadow.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Krampus makes manifest the shadow sides of human nature that Christianity seeks to repress.
Alone the thick polled alders remain green, and in their shadow the brook is still darker.Nature Near London|Richard Jefferies
Margaret saw his shadow as it lingered, but she continued her employment.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart|Caroline Lee Hentz
The germ and shadow and likelihood of each of those acts is in the fashion and line and detail of her garments.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
He had created a new property, as was testified by the vast pyramid of ivory that stood under the shadow of the great nwana-tree!The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
It is easy, says the king, alarmed, for the shadow to go down ten steps.The Book of Isaiah, Volume I (of 2)|George Adam Smith
British Dictionary definitions for shadow
Derived Formsshadower, nounshadowless, adjective
Word Origin for shadow
Idioms and Phrases with shadow
In addition to the idiom beginning with shadow
- shadow of one's self
- afraid of one's own shadow
- beyond a (shadow of a) doubt