Definition of shadow

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • shadow is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 13
  • shadow is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 13
  • shadow is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 12

Definition of shadow


  • a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. shadower
    2. tail
  • an indication that something has been present (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. tincture
    2. trace
    3. vestige
  • something existing in perception only (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. apparition
    2. fantasm
    3. phantasm
    4. phantasma
    5. phantom
  • cast a shadow over (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. shade
    2. shade off
  • make appear small by comparison (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. dwarf
    2. overshadow
  • an unilluminated area (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. dark
    2. darkness
  • a dominating and pervasive presence (noun)

    Examples

    1. he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
  • an inseparable companion (noun)

    Examples

    1. the poor child was his mother's shadow
  • a premonition of something adverse (noun)

    Examples

    1. a shadow over his happiness
  • follow, usually without the person's knowledge (verb)

    Examples

    1. The police are shadowing her
  • refuge from danger or observation (noun)

    Examples

    1. he felt secure in his father's shadow
  • shade within clear boundaries (noun)

See definition of shadow in Merriam Webster

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