Definitions of shadow

  1.   something existing in perception only a ghostly apparition at midnight
  2.   an unilluminated area he moved off into the darkness
  3.   cast a shadow over
  4.   refuge from danger or observation he felt secure in his father's shadow
  5.   a clue that something has been present there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
  6.   a premonition of something adverse a shadow over his happiness
  7.   an inseparable companion the poor child was his mother's shadow
  8.   a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
  9.   shade within clear boundaries
  10.   follow usually without the person's knowledge The police are shadowing her
  11.   an indication that something has been present there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim a tincture of condescension
  12.   a dominating and pervasive presence he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
  13.   make appear small by comparison This year's debt dwarves that of last year
  14.   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
  15.   Darkness shade obscurity
  16.   A shaded place shelter protection security
  17.   A reflected image as in a mirror or in water
  18.   That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow an inseparable companion hence an obsequious follower
  19.   A spirit a ghost a shade a phantom
  20.   An imperfect and faint representation adumbration indistinct image dim bodying forth hence mystical representation type
  21.   A small degree a shade
  22.   An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited
  23.   To cut off light from to put in shade to shade to throw a shadow upon to overspead with obscurity
  24.   To conceal to hide to screen
  25.   To protect to shelter from danger to shroud
  26.   To mark with gradations of light or color to shade
  27.   To represent faintly or imperfectly to adumbrate hence to represent typically
  28.   To cloud to darken to cast a gloom over
  29.   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
  30.   Partial darkness within certain limits a darkened portion of space representing in its outline the form of the body which intercepts or cuts off from it the rays of light the dark part of a picture obscurity or darkness a reflected image faint representation small degree as not the shadow of a doubt
  31.   To deprive of light darken or cloud mark with degrees of light or color represent faintly attend closely follow and watch closely as a detective
  32.   Achromatocyte phantom corpuscle a decolorized red blood cell
  33.   Shade caused by an object shade darkness shelter security favor the dark part of a picture an inseparable companion a mystical representation faint appearance something only in appearance
  34.   To shade to cloud or darken to shade as a painting to represent faintly to follow unobserved as a detective shadows a suspected criminal
  36.   Shade figure formed by shade darkness faint oppearance type phantom
  37.   Shadowy
  38.   To shade darken represent faintly
  39.   To cast a shadow shade darken
  40.   To foreshow dimly often with forth or out
  41.   To follow as a spy dog
  42.   Partial darkness caused by the interception of light shade gloom obscurity sadness
  43.   Something shadowy a type faint trace
  44.   Shelter covert protection
  45.   Shade within defined limits shade representing the form of a body which intercepts the rays of light darkness obscurity shade shelter the dark part of a picture an imperfect and faint representation an inseparable companion a type a slight or faint appearance a reflection
  46.   To shade to cloud to darken to conceal to screen to paint in obscure colours to represent faintly to represent typically
  47.   The shade or partial darkness of a definite form made on one side of a body caused by a bright light falling upon the opposite side that portion of space or a surface from which light is intercepted by some opaque body obscurity shelter a slight or faint appearance something existing only in appearance a close subservient companion or follower type a person or animal thin or emaciated to an extraordinary degree likeness reflected from a mirror
  48.   To cloud or darken to represent faintly or imperfectly

Quotes of shadow

  1. Mr Speaker our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority – Lucille Roybal-Allard
  2. Shadow is a colour as light is but less brilliant light and shadow are only the relation of two tones – Paul Cezanne
  3. Pleasure is a shadow wealth is vanity and power a pageant but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment perennial in frame unlimited in space and indefinite in duration – DeWitt Clinton
  4. A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism – Jim DeMint
  5. The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike – Ralph Ellison
  6. Friendship is the shadow of the evening which increases with the setting sun of life – Jean de La Fontaine
  7. Evil is the shadow of angel Just as there are angels of light support guidance healing and defense so we have experiences of shadow angels And we have names for them racism sexism homophobia are all demons but they're not out there – Matthew Fox
  8. Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity – Jerome K. Jerome
  9. Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name – Lucan
  10. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires – Nelson Mandela
  11. Hope is like the sun which as we journey toward it casts the shadow of our burden behind us – Samuel Smiles
  12. The black shadow cares for itself not for you – Julius Streicher
  13. How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted – Voltaire
  14. Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not the alcoholic member has to if he would recover The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker – William Griffith Wilson
  15. Go forget me why should sorrow O'er that brow a shadow fling Go forget me and to -morrow brightly smile and sweetly sing Smile though I shall not be near thee Sing though I shall never hear thee – Charles Wolfe

Usage examples for shadow

  1. “ I can see a kind of a shadow – Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  2. Then a shadow fell over her face – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. “ Le Moyne moved quietly into the shadow of the church and watched the car go by – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. “ Urmston flushed glad he was in the shadow where Carrie could not see him – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  5. “ I haven't the shadow of a doubt that I am doing the right thing – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  6. “ Haven't I put the shadow of my hand over this country – The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  7. “ I made her sit down beside me in the shadow of a rock – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  8. The shadow left his face – The Desert of Wheat by Zane Grey
  9. They walked on in silence in the shadow of a high wall – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  10. In the shadow of a snow covered wall he paused – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  11. Then they were to walk slowly on through the woods speaking to none whom they might meet and still keeping silence when they were again out of the shadow of the trees – A Book of Myths by Jean Lang
  12. It looks as if he didn't want to leave the Shadow – The Lure of the North by Harold Bindloss
  13. There was a shadow round her mouth that seemed to go inside when she smiled – Renée Mauperin by Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  14. His face remained in shadow but she did not need to see it – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  15. When you meet this shadow you must not look at it too long – Sun-Up and Other Poems by Lola Ridge
  16. “ I could make myself miserable in five minutes without the shadow of a reason – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  17. In what direction does your shadow fall at sunrise – Home Geography For Primary Grades by C. C. Long
  18. They could not see me for I was in shadow and presently they too entered the close – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  19. But through all their years together there must not be that shadow upon their happiness it was too hideous to be endured – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  20. But Ivra stayed at her mother's other side as still and silent as a shadow – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot

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