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Shadow meaning

shadow - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. an indication that something has been present; " there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; " a tincture of condescension"
  2. 2. a dominating and pervasive presence; " he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
  3. 3. make appear small by comparison; " This year's debt dwarves that of last year"
  4. 4. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1.
  5. 5. Darkness; shade; obscurity.
  6. 6. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
  7. 7. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
  8. 8. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
  9. 9. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.
  10. 10. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
  11. 11. A small degree; a shade.
  12. 12. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.
  13. 13. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
  14. 14. To conceal; to hide; to screen.
  15. 15. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
  16. 16. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
  17. 17. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
  18. 18. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
  19. 19. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.
  20. 20. Shade; figure formed by shade; darkness; faint oppearance; type; phantom.
  21. 21. Shadowy.
  22. 22. To shade; darken; represent faintly.

shadow - examples of usage

  1. But I know now that I saw the shadow- man that had him. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. As you can understand, I thought a lot about this shadow of a vessel. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. But it seemed to me like the shadow of a ship, rising up through the water. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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