Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shade
IPA transcription: [ʃ'eɪd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shade, shadiness, shadowiness
    Meaning: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
  • Synonyms: shade, tint, tincture, tone
    Meaning: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  • Synonyms: shade
    Meaning: protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
  • Synonyms: nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement
    Meaning: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: shadow, shade, shade_off
    Meaning: cast a shadow over
  • Synonyms: shade, fill_in
    Meaning: represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • Synonyms: shade
    Meaning: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
Usage examples
  • Shade of the immortal Shakespeare!
  • "Yes?" said Joe, turning a shade paler.
  • He must have the option of sunshine or shade.
  • "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade."
  • "You lie here in my cooling shade, and yet you say I am useless!
  • I shed my coat and vest and got into what little shade there was.
  • Her yard was a gnomish alternation of unsullied light and alluring shade.
  • No; when we arrived under their shade my surprise turned into admiration.
  • It may be that the banker's face grew a shade paler after that contemplation.
  • A lovely pea-green is the precise shade on which to found aristocratic distinction.