Synonyms of shadow
1 silhouetteDictionary • All he could see was his shadow.
silhouette • the dark silhouette of the castle ruins
shape • the shapes of the trees against the sky
outline • He could see only the hazy outline of the trees.
profile • His handsome profile was turned away from us.
2 shadeDictionary • Most of the lake was in shadow.
darkness • The room was plunged into darkness.
cover • There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
protection • Riot shields acted as protection against the attack.
shelter • the hut where they were given food and shelter
dusk (poetic) • She turned and disappeared into the dusk.
obscurity • the vast branches vanished into deep indigo obscurity above my head
gloaming (Scottish, poetic)
3 cloudDictionary • The strike threw a dark shadow over the race.
cloud • The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
gloom • the gloom of a foggy November morning
sadness • It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that I say farewell.
pall • A pall of black smoke drifted over the cliff-top.
4 ghostDictionary • He was a shadow of his former self.
remnant • the remnants of Roman flooring
vestige • the last vestiges of a great and ancient kingdom
5 traceDictionary • It was without a shadow of a doubt the best we've played.
trace • Wash them in cold water to remove all traces of sand.
suggestion • The power of suggestion is very strong.
hint • I glanced at her and saw no hint of irony on her face.
suspicion • large blooms of white with a suspicion of pale pink
touch • She thought she might have a touch of flu.
tinge • Could there have been a slight tinge of envy in her voice?
whiff • Not a whiff of scandal has ever tainted his private life.
6 hintDictionary • The faintest shadow of a frown creased that angelic face.
hint • I'd dropped a hint about having an exhibition of his work.
suggestion • that fashionably faint suggestion of a tan
ghost • He gave the ghost of a smile.
flicker • He felt a flicker of regret.
glimmer • Our last glimmer of hope faded.
1 shadeDictionary • The hood shadowed her face.
shade • a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
screen • The road is screened by a block of flats.
shield • He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
darken • A storm darkened the sky.
cast a shadow over
2 followDictionary • shadowed by a large and highly visible body of police
follow • I think we're being followed.
track • He thought he had better track this creature and kill it.
pursue • She pursued the man who had stolen her bag.
dog • The three creatures had dogged him from hut to hut.
tail (informal) • Officers had tailed the gang in an undercover inquiry.
trail • Two detectives were trailing him.
stalk • He stalks his victims like a hunter after a deer.
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cloudA cloud is a mass of water vapour that floats in the sky. Clouds are usually white or grey in colour.
• The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
coverCover is trees, rocks, or other places where you shelter from the weather or from an attack, or hide from someone.
• There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
• A storm darkened the sky.
Thesaurus for shadow from the Collins English Thesaurus
a dark image or shape cast on a surface by the interception of light rays by an opaque body