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Etymology 1

Old English sceadu

Noun

Singular
shade

Plural
s

shade (s)
  1. (uncountable) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
    The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.
  2. (countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
    Close the shade, please, it's too bright in here.
  3. (countable) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
    I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
  4. (figuratively) A subtle variation in a concept.
    shades of meaning
  5. (archaic) A ghost.
    Too long have I been haunted by that shade.
  6. (archaic) A creature that is partially human and partially angel.
    He was attacked by a Shade.
  7. (countable) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
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Etymology 2

Old English sceadwian

Verb

Infinitive
to shade

Third person singular
shad

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to shade (third-person singular simple present shad, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To shield from light.
    The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.
  2. (transitive) To alter slightly.
    You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
    Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
  3. (intransitive) To vary slightly, particularly in color.
    The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
  4. (intransitive) (baseball) When a defensive player moves slightly from his normal fielding position.
    Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.
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