- 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)
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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
How to use shadow in a sentence
The United Nations will meet for a virtual General Assembly later this month in the shadow of a looming funding crisis.Butterfly Effect: “Law and Order” at Home, “Let it Burn” Abroad|Charu Kasturi|September 10, 2020|Ozy
Rodríguez was a shadow of the active and positive person she said she used to be.
The shadow of Tom Brady’s long and storied Patriots career will hang over the team for the foreseeable future, even as No.Newton Can Replace Brady, But Can The Pats Replace Half Of Their Defense?|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|September 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
That shadow revealed that the middle ring is warped, swooping up on one side and down on the other.A weirdly warped planet-forming disk circles a distant trio of stars|Lisa Grossman|September 3, 2020|Science News
Because having them come into the country and live in the shadows and have jobs that they are overqualified for, I don’t think that’s the American Dream.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 31, 2020|Ozy
Forty-two years after its debut, The Godfather casts a long shadow over American cinema.
Searchers reported seeing a large shadow on the seabed, suggesting the crashed jet has been located.
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.
Before Ripperda could unclasp his lips to reply, the stranger had opened the door, and passed through it like a gliding shadow.
The man that giveth heed to lying visions, is like to him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
She looked up in his face, leaning on his arm beneath the encircling shadow of the umbrella which he had lifted.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
"We are going into the sunlight, out of the shadow;" and she glanced back at the west, which was of a slaty blackness.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.
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