I UK [ʃeɪd] / US noun
Word forms "shade":
singular shade plural shades
1) [uncountable] a slightly dark area where the light from the sun does not reach because it is blocked by something

He pulled a wicker chair into the shade.

shade of:

I spent the afternoon reading under the shade of an umbrella.

in the shade:

We sat in the shade and ate our lunch.

a) [countable] a screen or cover that protects something from the sun

an eye shade

b) American a roller blind
3) [countable] a particular form of a colour. For example sky blue and navy blue are shades of blue

The painter used different textures and shades to represent the seasons.

a brilliant shade of red

4) shades
[plural] informal a pair of sunglasses
5) [countable, usually plural] a slightly different form or type of something

All shades of political opinion were represented.

6) [countable] literary the spirit of someone who has died
7) shades
[plural] something that reminds someone of another person, thing, or period of time shade of:

Look at all these kids' games – shades of my childhood.

8) a shade
[singular] a very small amount

A shade less than 50 per cent approve of the idea.

put someone/something in the shade — to be so impressive that someone or something else becomes less impressive or interesting by comparison

Hong Kong's metro really puts our public transport system in the shade.


II UK [ʃeɪd] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "shade":
present tense I/you/we/they shade he/she/it shades present participle shading past tense shaded past participle shaded
1) to keep light from shining directly onto or into something

Jeremy shaded his aching eyes, and wished it would rain.

2) shade or shade in to make an area of a picture or drawing darker than the other areas

The areas affected by the flood have been shaded on the map.

Phrasal verbs:

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