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shadowed

[ shad-ohd ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊd /
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adjective Printing.

noting or pertaining to an ornamented type in which the embellishment is outside the character, especially one in which a black line at one side and at the top or bottom gives the effect of a cast shadow.

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RELATED WORDS

dim, obscure, overshadow, stalk, gray, bedim, darken, shield, shelter, screen, overcast, adumbrate, umbrage, haze, overhang, shade, becloud, veil, cloud, overcloud

Nearby words

shadow roll, shadow test, shadow-box, shadow-figure, shadowbox, shadowed, shadowgraph, shadowing, shadowland, shadowless, shadowy

Origin of shadowed

1350–1400 in general sense; Middle English; see shadow, -ed2
Related formsself-shad·owed, adjective

Definition for shadowed (2 of 2)

shadow

[ shad-oh ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊ /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

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

Origin of shadow

before 900; (noun) Middle English sch(e)adew(e), schadow, shadw(e), Old English scead(u)we, oblique case of sceadu shade; (v.) Middle English; Old English sceadwian to protect, cover, overshadow, derivative of the noun; compare Old Saxon skadowan, skadoian, Gothic -skadwjan
Related formsshad·ow·er, nounshad·ow·less, adjectiveshad·ow·like, adjectivepre·shad·ow, noun, verb (used with object)

Synonym study

1. See shade.
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British Dictionary definitions for shadowed

shadow

/ (ˈʃædəʊ) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived Formsshadower, 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 shadowed

shadow


In addition to the idiom beginning with shadow

  • shadow of one's self

also see:

  • afraid of one's own shadow
  • beyond a (shadow of a) doubt
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