- 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)
Example sentences from the Web for shadow
Today, the company is just a shadow of its former self and a wholly unfulfilling experience.Friday feedback: Defending democracy, finding purpose|Alan Murray|November 13, 2020|Fortune
The stuck slide cast a shadow on the screen, which excited the neuron beyond anything the two had previously observed.
As my unemployed friends started applying for and receiving government benefits, I was trapped in the shadows.You Think Being a Trans Chinese Sex Worker Is Easy?|Eugene Robinson|November 11, 2020|Ozy
The answer, of course, was that no CEO wanted his or her company to be Toys “R” Us, Westinghouse, or Kodak—leaders in their time but now shadows of their former selves.The pandemic dramatically accelerated the digital shift. These CEOs explain how they got it done|Aric Jenkins|November 11, 2020|Fortune
The list grows longer by the day, casting a shadow that will hover over us long after the pandemic has ceased to control our daily activities.
He did not look back, but he seemed to see the shadower on his trail.Frank Merriwell's Bravery|Burt L. Standish
Old Broadbrim watched the shadower for some time and came to the conclusion that he was really watched.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia|Author of "Old Broadbrim"
About this time I discovered that several people needed looking after, and I sent for a boy shadower.The Diamond Coterie|Lawrence L. Lynch
As a divorce-suit shadower he was equally resourceful and equally successful.The Shadow|Arthur Stringer
The wicked curved knife doubtless concealed under the belt of the apache turned the scale decisively in the mind of the shadower.Swirling Waters|Max Rittenberg
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