- 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)
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
Origin of shadow
synonym study for shadow
OTHER WORDS FROM shadowshad·ow·er, nounshad·ow·less, adjectiveshad·ow·like, adjectivepre·shad·ow, noun, verb (used with object)
Words nearby shadow
Example sentences from the Web for shadow
When I did get through, emails often came from shadow accounts.The internet of protest is being built on single-page websites|Tanya Basu|August 27, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Phobos also completes an orbit in just 7 hours and 39 minutes, so its dark shadow is constantly sweeping across the Martian landscape.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Corey S. Powell|August 26, 2020|Nautilus
Often they show up as shadows crossing in front of their stars.A weird cousin of our solar system is caught on camera|Lisa Grossman|August 26, 2020|Science News For Students
The shadow first descends upon you on the night of a performance.
At stake is whether Hong Kong goes the way of East Berlin—completely taken over by a Communist dictatorship—or holds out, like West Berlin, as a free, if isolated, enclave in the shadow of an authoritarian power.“We are all Hong Kongers”: How the Hong Kong protest movement became the world’s fight|Mary Hui|August 16, 2020|Quartz
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 forms of shadowshadower, 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