Definition of shade


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • shade is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 9 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • shade is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 8 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of shade

  • a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color (noun)

    Examples

    1. after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

    Synonyms

    1. tincture
    2. tint
    3. tone

  • a protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. lamp shade
    2. lampshade

  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body (noun)

    Examples

    1. it is much cooler in the shade

    Synonyms

    1. shadiness
    2. shadowiness

  • a mental representation of some haunting experience (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. ghost
    2. specter
    3. spectre
    4. spook
    5. wraith

  • a slight amount or degree of difference (noun)

    Examples

    1. the new model is a shade better than the old one

    Synonyms

    1. tad

  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. fill in

  • cast a shadow over (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. shade off
    2. shadow

  • a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude (noun)

    Examples

    1. don't argue about shades of meaning

    Synonyms

    1. nicety
    2. nuance
    3. refinement
    4. subtlety

  • a position of relative inferiority (noun)

    Examples

    1. an achievement that puts everything else in the shade
    2. his brother's success left him in the shade

  • a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment) (noun)

  • pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree (verb)

    Examples

    1. the butterfly wings shade to yellow

  • protect from light, heat, or view (verb)

  • protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight (noun)

    Examples

    1. they used umbrellas as shades
    2. as the sun moved he readjusted the shade

  • vary slightly (verb)

    Examples

    1. shade the meaning

See definition of shade in Merriam Webster