Shade. / by Meredith Tompkins

What is Shade?



  1. comparative darkness and coolness caused by shelter from direct sunlight.

    "sitting in the shade"

    synonyms:shadow(s), shadiness, shelter, cover; 


    "they sat in the shade"

  2. a color, especially with regard to how light or dark it is or as distinguished from one nearly like it.

    "various shades of blue"

    synonyms:color, hue, tone, tint, tinge

    "shades of blue"


  1. screen from direct light.

    "she shaded her eyes against the sun"

    synonyms:cast a shadow over, shadow, shelter, cover, screen;  darken

    "vines shaded the garden"

  2. darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color.

    "she shaded in the outline of a chimney"

    synonyms:darken, color in, pencil in, block in, fill in; 


    "she shaded in the picture"