shadow
noun.
shade within clear boundaries
noun.
an unilluminated area
he moved off into the darkness
Synonym: darkness, dark
noun.
something existing in perception only
a ghostly apparition at midnight
noun.
a premonition of something adverse
a shadow over his happiness
noun.
an indication that something has been present
there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim|a tincture of condescension
noun.
refuge from danger or observation
he felt secure in his father's shadow
noun.
a dominating and pervasive presence
he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
noun.
a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
Synonym: shadower, tail
noun.
an inseparable companion
the poor child was his mother's shadow
verb.
follow, usually without the person's knowledge
The police are shadowing her
verb.
cast a shadow over
Synonym: shade, shade off
verb.
make appear small by comparison
This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
Synonym: dwarf, overshadow