shade
noun.
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
noun.
a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
Synonym: tincture, tint, tone
noun.
protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
they used umbrellas as shades|as the sun moved he readjusted the shade
noun.
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
noun.
a position of relative inferiority
an achievement that puts everything else in the shade|his brother's success left him in the shade
noun.
a slight amount or degree of difference
a tad too expensive|not a tad of difference|the new model is a shade better than the old one
Synonym: tad
noun.
a mental representation of some haunting experience
he looked like he had seen a ghost|it aroused specters from his past
noun.
a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
noun.
a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view
verb.
cast a shadow over
Synonym: shade off, shadow
verb.
represent the effect of shade or shadow on
Synonym: fill in
verb.
protect from light, heat, or view
Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight
verb.
vary slightly
shade the meaning
verb.
pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree
the butterfly wings shade to yellow