Synonyms for shade

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : sheyd
Phonetic Transcription : ʃeɪd

Top 10 synonyms for shade Other synonyms for the word shade

Définition of shade

Origin :
  • Middle English schade, Kentish ssed, from late Old English scead "partial darkness; shelter, protection," also partly from sceadu "shade, shadow, darkness; shady place, arbor, protection from glare or heat," both from Proto-Germanic *skadwaz (cf. Old Saxon skado, Middle Dutch scade, Dutch schaduw, Old High German scato, German Schatten, Gothic skadus), from PIE *skot-wo-, from root *skot- "dark, shade" (cf. Greek skotos "darkness, gloom," Albanian kot "darkness," Old Irish scath, Old Welsh scod, Breton squeut "darkness," Gaelic sgath "shade, shadow, shelter").
  • Figurative use in reference to comparative obscurity is from 1640s. Meaning "a ghost" is from 1610s; dramatic (or mock-dramatic) expression "shades of _____" to invoke or acknowledge a memory is from 1818, from the "ghost" sense. Meaning "lamp cover" is from 1780. Sense of "window blind" first recorded 1845. Meaning "cover to protect the eyes" is from 1801. Meaning "grade of color" first recorded 1680s; that of "degree or gradiation of darkness in a color" is from 1680s (cf. nuance, from French nue "cloud"). Meaning "small amount or degree" is from 1782.
  • noun dimness
  • noun blind, shield
  • noun color, hue
  • noun slight difference
  • noun ghost
  • verb shut out the light
Example sentences :
  • He descended the slope, and sat down in the shade of a broad-leaved tree.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • What instinct made you choose that shade of pale green for your frock?
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • A commercial minister had appeared on the scene, and the shade of Hoskisson had revived.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • A shade of thought passed over his face as he looked at her.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • He had drawn the car close to a bank, and they were sitting in the shade, on the grass.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "I d'know," he said, a shade of anxiety blending with the old fond pride.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • “So I have been told,” said Ossipon, with a shade of wonder in his voice.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • By three o'clock the thermometer showed 116-1/2 in the shade, and I believed it.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Tenderfoot » by Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • When the beavers worked, they lay in the shade, and looked on.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • And then they both laughed, and walked on together through the shade.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown

Antonyms for shade

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