shadow

[ shad-oh ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊ /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

of or relating to a shadow cabinet.
without official authority: a shadow government.

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Origin of shadow

before 900; (noun) Middle English sch(e)adew(e), schadow, shadw(e), Old English scead(u)we, oblique case of sceadushade; (v.) Middle English; Old English sceadwian to protect, cover, overshadow, derivative of the noun; compare Old Saxon skadowan, skadoian,Gothic -skadwjan

synonym study for shadow

1. See shade.

OTHER WORDS FROM shadow

shad·ow·er, nounshad·ow·less, adjectiveshad·ow·like, adjectivepre·shad·ow, noun, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for shadow

shadow
/ (ˈʃædəʊ) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of shadow

shadower, nounshadowless, adjective

Word Origin for shadow

Old English sceadwe, oblique case of sceadu shade; related to Dutch schaduw
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Idioms and Phrases with shadow

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