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 for shade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shade \Shade\ (sh[=a]d), n. [OE. shade, shadewe, schadewe, AS.
     sceadu, scead; akin to OS. skado, D. schaduw, OHG. scato,
     (gen. scatewes), G. schatten, Goth. skadus, Ir. & Gael.
     sgath, and probably to Gr. sko`tos darkness. [root]162. Cf.
     Shadow, Shed a hat.]
     1. Comparative obscurity owing to interception or
        interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused
        by the intervention of something between the space
        contemplated and the source of light.
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     Note: Shade differs from shadow as it implies no particular
           form or definite limit; whereas a shadow represents in
           form the object which intercepts the light. When we
           speak of the shade of a tree, we have no reference to
           its form; but when we speak of measuring a pyramid or
           other object by its shadow, we have reference to its
           form and extent.
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     2. Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.
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              The shades of night were falling fast. --Longfellow.
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     3. An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a
        secluded retreat.
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              Let us seek out some desolate shade, and there
              Weep our sad bosoms empty.            --Shak.
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     4. That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the
        direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects
        from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection;
        shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
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              The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. --Ps.
                                                    cxxi. 5.
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              Sleep under a fresh tree's shade.     --Shak.
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              Let the arched knife well sharpened now assail the
              spreading shades of vegetables.       --J. Philips.
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     5. Shadow. [Poetic.]
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              Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue. --Pope.
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     6. The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called
        because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight,
        though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades
        of departed heroes.
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              Swift as thought the flitting shade
              Thro' air his momentary journey made. --Dryden.
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     7. (Painting, Drawing, etc.) The darker portion of a picture;
        a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
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     8. Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter,
        stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
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              White, red, yellow, blue, with their several
              degrees, or shades and mixtures, as green only in by
              the eyes.                             --Locke.
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     9. A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief,
        expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything
        which is distinguished from others similar by slight
        differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
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              New shades and combinations of thought. --De
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              Every shade of religious and political opinion has
              its own headquarters.                 --Macaulay.
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     The Shades, the Nether World; the supposed abode of souls
        after leaving the body.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shade \Shade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to
        keep off illumination from. --Milton.
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              I went to crop the sylvan scenes,
              And shade our altars with their leafy greens.
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     2. To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen;
        to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
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              Ere in our own house I do shade my head. --Shak.
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     3. To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
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              Thou shad'st
              The full blaze of thy beams.          --Milton.
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     4. To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
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     5. To mark with gradations of light or color.
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     6. To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to
        represent. [Obs.]
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              [The goddess] in her person cunningly did shade
              That part of Justice which is Equity. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shade \Shade\ (sh[=a]d), v. i. [See Shade, n.]
     To undergo or exhibit minute difference or variation, as of
     color, meaning, expression, etc.; to pass by slight changes;
     -- used chiefly with a preposition, as into, away, off.
           This small group will be most conveniently treated with
           the emotional division, into which it shades. --Edmund
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by
           an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's
           too much shadiness to take good photographs" [syn: shade,
           shadiness, shadowiness]
      2: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another
         color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that
         she wanted" [syn: shade, tint, tincture, tone]
      3: protective covering that protects something from direct
         sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved
         he readjusted the shade"
      4: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
         "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the
         humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning" [syn: nuance,
         nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement]
      5: a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts
         everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left
         him in the shade"
      6: a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too
         expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a
         shade better than the old one" [syn: tad, shade]
      7: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
         looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from
         his past" [syn: ghost, shade, spook, wraith,
         specter, spectre]
      8: a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or
         drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
      v 1: cast a shadow over [syn: shadow, shade, shade off]
      2: represent the effect of shade or shadow on [syn: shade,
         fill in]
      3: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you
         step out into the bright sunlight"
      4: vary slightly; "shade the meaning"
      5: pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight
         degree; "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  430 Moby Thesaurus words for "shade":
     Masan, achromatism, adumbration, air, amount, anima, anima humana,
     apparition, appearance, apply paint, astral, astral spirit, atman,
     atom, awning, ba, baldacchino, baldachin, banshee, beat, becloud,
     bedarken, bedaub, bedim, bedizen, befog, begild, begloom,
     belvedere, bemist, besmear, besmirch, best, better, bit, black,
     black out, blacken, blackness, blackwash, blanket, blind,
     block the light, blot, blot out, blotch, bogey, breath,
     breath of life, brown, brush on paint, buddhi, calcimine, caliber,
     camouflage, canopy, cartoon, cast, cast a shadow, chalk, charcoal,
     chromatism, chromism, clabber up, cloak, cloud, cloud over,
     cloud up, coat, color, color balance, color harmony, color scheme,
     coloration, coloring, compass, complexion, conceal, control, copy,
     cork, cover, cover up, covering, crayon, crosshatch, curtain, cut,
     dab, dark shade, darken, darken over, darkness, dash, dash off,
     daub, decorator color, deep-dye, defense, degree, delineate,
     denigrate, departed spirit, depict, descant, design, diagram,
     diapason, difference, dim, dim out, dimness, dinge, dip,
     disembodied spirit, disguise, dissemble, distemper, distinction,
     distract attention from, divine breath, doodle, double-dye, draft,
     draw, draw the curtains, duppy, dusk, duskiness, dybbuk, dye,
     ebonize, eclipse, ego, eidolon, emblazon, enamel, encloud,
     encompass with shadow, engild, enmist, ensconce, enshroud, envelop,
     exceed, extent, eye, face, fantasy, fast-dye, figure, fog, form,
     fraction, fresco, gazebo, ghost, gild, glaze, gleam, gloom,
     gloominess, gloss, gloss over, grade, grain, grateful dead, guard,
     guide, hair, hant, hat, hatch, haunt, haze, heart, height, hide,
     hint, hue, humor, idea, idolum, illuminate, image, imbue,
     immateriality, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity,
     infusion, ingrain, ink, inkling, inner man, intensity, interval,
     intimation, iota, jalousie, japan, jiva, jivatma, jot,
     keep under cover, key, khu, lacquer, lamp shade, larva, lay,
     lay on color, leap, lee, lemures, level, lick, limn, look, manes,
     mark, mask, materialization, measure, melanize, melodia,
     mere shadow, mind, mist, modicum, murk, murkiness, natural color,
     nephesh, nigrify, notch, nuance, nubilate, obfuscate, obnubilate,
     obscuration, obscure, obscurity, obumbrate, occult, occultate, oni,
     opaque, outclass, outdo, outperform, outplay, outshine, outstrip,
     overcast, overcloud, overshadow, oversmoke, overtone, paint,
     paint a picture, pallor, parasol, parget, pas, peg, pencil,
     penumbra, period, phantasm, phantasma, phantasmagoria, phantom,
     picture, picturize, pigment, pitch, pith helmet, plane, plateau,
     pneuma, point, poltergeist, portray, presence, preservation, prime,
     proportion, protect, protection, protective custody, psyche,
     purusha, put to shame, range, ratio, reach, refuge, remove,
     revenant, roof, round, ruach, rung, safekeeping, safety,
     saturation, sauce, scale, scintilla, scope, scratch, screen,
     scumble, seasoning, shade tree, shades, shadiness, shadow,
     shadows numberless, shape, shellac, shelter, shield, show up,
     shroud, shrouded spirit, shutter, silhouette, sip, sketch,
     skiagram, skiagraph, skin color, slop on paint, slur over, smack,
     smattering, smear, smell, smidgen, smidgin, smirch, smog, smoke,
     smudge, smut, smutch, somber, soot, soul, soupcon, space, spark,
     speck, specter, spectral ghost, spice, spirit, spiritual being,
     spiritus, spook, sprinkling, sprite, stain, stair, standard,
     stencil, step, stint, stipple, streak, suggestion, summerhouse,
     sun hat, sun helmet, sunbonnet, sunshade, sup, surpass, suspicion,
     taint, taste, temper, tempering, tent, the self, theophany,
     thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tittle, tone, topee, touch,
     trace, tread, tune, umbra, umbrage, umbrageousness, umbrella,
     undercoat, undercolor, undertone, unsubstantiality, variation,
     variety, varnish, veil, vein, venetian blind, vestige, vision,
     visor, waking dream, walking dead man, wandering soul, warble,
     wash, watchful eye, whitewash, wildest dream, window curtain,
     window screen, window shade, wraith, zombie

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