What is shade?

  • (noun): A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color.
    Example: "After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
    Synonyms: tint, tincture, tone
    See also — Additional definitions below


Shade is the blocking of sunlight (in particular direct sunshine) by any object, and also the shadow created by that object. Shade also consists of the colors grey, black, white, etc. It may refer to blocking of sunlight by a roof, a tree, an umbrella, a window shade or blind, curtains, or other objects.

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Shade-grown Coffee
... Shade-grown coffee is a form of the beverage produced from coffee plants grown under a canopy of trees ... A canopy of assorted types of shade trees is created to cultivate shade-grown coffee ... promote natural ecological relationships, shade-grown coffee can be considered an offshoot of agricultural permaculture or agroforestry ...
Shade, Ohio - Public Services
... The old Shade school has been converted to a community center, The Shade Community Center Association (SCCA), a registered non-profit entity set up to serve the community in many ways ... The residents of Shade are served by the Alexander Local School District and Alexander High School ...
Silverwing (TV Series) - Episodes
... Title Original airdate 1 "A Glimpse of the Son" September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06) Shade, a young Silverwing dares Chinook, another Silverwing newborn to glimpse ... burned down by owls 2 "No Bat Is an Island" September 7, 2003 (2003-09-07) Shade and his colony leave to make their migration early ... island 3 "Pigeon Court" September 14, 2003 (2003-09-14) Shade and Marina get into trouble with Pigeons, who are looking for two "giant bats" that killed one of them 4 "Bat ...
List Of United States Christmas Television Episodes - Sitcoms - Evening Shade
... Evening Shade The Wood Who Stole Christmas (1990) Evening Shade I'll Be Home for Christmas (1992) ...
List Of Regions In Faerûn - A - Anauroch
... Anauroch Capital Shade (none for Bedine) Government Magocracy (city of Shade), tribal (the Bedine) Population 114,048, not including the city of Shade (est.) Races Humans ... and the dreaded phaerimms and, since very recently, by the archwizards of Shade ...

More definitions of "shade":

  • (noun): A representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment).
  • (noun): Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight.
    Example: "They used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
  • (noun): A slight amount or degree of difference.
    Example: "The new model is a shade better than the old one"
    Synonyms: tad
  • (verb): Represent the effect of shade or shadow on.
    Synonyms: fill in
  • (noun): A position of relative inferiority.
    Example: "An achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
  • (noun): Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body.
    Example: "It is much cooler in the shade"
    Synonyms: shadiness, shadowiness
  • (verb): Protect from light, heat, or view.
    Example: "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

Famous quotes containing the word shade:

    To be a poet is to have a soul so quick to discern, that no shade of quality escapes it, and so quick to feel, that discernment is but a hand playing with finely-ordered variety on the chords of emotion—a soul in which knowledge passes instantaneously into feeling, and feeling flashes back as a new organ of knowledge. One may have that condition by fits only.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    But whenever the roof came white
    The head in the dark below
    Was a shade less the color of night,
    A shade more the color of snow.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    What a comfort a dull but kindly person is, to be sure, at times! A ground-glass shade over a gas-lamp does not bring more solace to our dazzled eyes than such a one to our minds.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)