From (etyl) sceadu.
(label) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Now we plunged into a deep shade
with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet:
(label) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
(label) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
* (John Locke) (1632-1705)
(label) A subtle variation in a concept.
- Thus light and colours, as white, red, yellow, blue, with their several degrees or shades , and mixtures, as green, scarlet, purple, sea-green, and the rest, come in only by the eyes
* (Thomas De Quincey) (1785-1859)
- new shades and combinations of thought
(label) An aspect that is reminiscent of something.
- Every shade of religious and political opinion has its own headquarters.
* Agatha Christie, Miss Marple Tells a Story
- Mrs. Rhodes who (so I gathered from Mr. Petherick's careful language) was perhaps just a shade of a hypochondriac, had retired to bed immediately after dinner.
* (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
(label) A creature that is partially human and partially angel.
- Swift as thought the flitting shade / Thro' air his momentary journey made.
(label) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
From (etyl) sceadwian.
To shield from light.
To alter slightly.
- The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.
- You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
To vary slightly, particularly in color.
- Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
(intransitive, baseball, of a defensive player) To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.
- The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
To darken, particularly in drawing.
- Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.
(obsolete) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen.
- I draw contours first, gradually shading in midtones and shadows.
(obsolete) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
- Ere in our own house I do shade my head.
- [The goddess] in her person cunningly did shade / That part of Justice which is Equity.
* made in the shade