shade


shade
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noun
1 area out of the sunlight
ADJECTIVE
cool
deep
welcome
dappled
afternoon
partial
leafy

in the leafy shade of a fig tree

… OF SHADE
patch

I searched for a patch of shade to rest in.

VERB + SHADE
give (sb), offer (sb), provide (sb with)
PREPOSITION
in (the) shade

a plant that grows well in shade

I was sitting in the shade.

into the shade

Let's move into the shade.

under the shade of

They were sitting under the shade of an umbrella.

shade for

the need to ensure adequate shade for coffee plants

shade from

The huge trees offered shade from the sun.

PHRASES
light and shade
2 type of colour
ADJECTIVE
delicate, light, muted, pale, pastel, soft, subtle

The rooms were decorated in delicate pastel shades.

dark, deep, rich, strong

His face turned an even deeper shade of red.

bright, brilliant, vivid
attractive, beautiful, lovely, nice
startling, stunning

a room painted in startling shades of pink and orange

natural, neutral, warm

Towels in warm shades can soften the room.

various

various shades of green

VERB + SHADE
be available in, come in

This wool is available in ten stunning shades.

PREPOSITION
in a shade

The ocean glistened in shades of blue and emerald.

shade for

our new range of shades for lips and eyes

shade of

He threw out his old suits, all in various shades of brown.

a word with various shades of meaning (figurative)

PHRASES
shades of opinion (figurative, esp. BrE)
3 (AmE) on a window ⇨ See also ↑blind
ADJECTIVE
window
roller
VERB + SHADE
close, draw, lower
pull

His room was dark, the shades pulled to block out the sun.

open
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verb
ADVERB
completely
deeply
lightly, partially

This plant prefers a lightly shaded position.

PREPOSITION
against

She shaded her eyes against the fierce sun.

from

We were completely shaded from the sun by the trees.

with

a square shaded with trees

Shade is used with these nouns as the object: ↑eye

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Shade — (sh[=a]d), n. [OE. shade, shadewe, schadewe, AS. sceadu, scead; akin to OS. skado, D. schaduw, OHG. scato, (gen. scatewes), G. schatten, Goth. skadus, Ir. & Gael. sgath, and probably to Gr. sko tos darkness. [root]162. Cf. {Shadow}, {Shed} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shade — is the blocking of sunlight (in particular direct sunshine) by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. It may refer to blocking of sunlight by a roof, a tree, an umbrella, a window shade or blind, curtains, or other objects. Shade …   Wikipedia

  • shade — or lamp shade [shād] n. [ME schade < OE sceadu (gen. & dat. sceadwe), akin to Goth skadus < IE base * skot , darkness, shadow > Gr skotos, darkness] 1. comparative darkness caused by a more or less opaque object cutting off rays of light …   English World dictionary

  • Shade — Shade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shading}.] 1. To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from. Milton. [1913 Webster] I went to crop the sylvan scenes, And shade our altars with their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Shade — puede referirse a dos canciones: Shade Gap, población estadounidense; Shade (canción de Silverchair); o Shade (canción de Dragon Ash). Shade o también se refiere a un personaje de historieta de DC Comics: Shade Esta página de desambigu …   Wikipedia Español

  • shade — [n1] dimness adumbration, blackness, coolness, cover, darkness, dusk, gloominess, obscuration, obscurity, penumbra, screen, semidarkness, shadiness, shadow, shadows, umbra, umbrage; concept 620 Ant. brightness, light shade [n2] blind, shield… …   New thesaurus

  • shade in — ˈshade ˌin [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they shade in he/she/it shades in present participle shading in past tense …   Useful english dictionary

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  • shade — ► NOUN 1) comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight. 2) a colour, especially with regard to how light or dark it is. 3) a position of relative inferiority or obscurity: your bravery puts me in the shade. 4) a… …   English terms dictionary


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