Definition of 'shade'
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Use a shade of white for the background to brighten up a narrow hallway. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They are happy in sun or partial shade. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Ideal for an exotic garden and very happy in deep shade. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can use its side rather than its tip to shade large areas. Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)Trees absorb carbon dioxide and provide shade. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It allowed them to distinguish shapes and light and shade. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They sat in the shade of a tree as they appealed for their release. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their red legs are also turning a brighter shade for summer. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there is a shade of meaning that has been lost. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They are arm candy of a calibre to turn lesser women an unfashionable shade of pea green. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why not pick one shade for all but your ring fingers and then use a contrasting hue. The Sun (2014) Use a matte shade for natural enhancement or a small amount of shimmer shadow. The Sun (2011)Plant in partial shade on neutral to alkaline soil. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We also want to put a tiled roof over half the area for shade. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They include cool pools and refreshing fountains while exotic trees provide welcome shade. Collins Traveller - MallorcaBoth like light shade and a good degree of moisture in the soil. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Studies show that men find women at their most alluring when they dare to wear a scarlet shade. The Sun (2012)You must always acclimatise them gradually to outdoor light by standing them out in full shade at first. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Leave for between thirty minutes and one hour depending on your natural hair colour and the shade of brown you require. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)Those who pass for opposition leaders in Iran are simply a different shade of establishment conservative. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Who's been sprayed the deepest shade of orange? The Sun (2015)My wife is fond of a particular shade of electric blue and would like you to wear such a dress indoors in the morning. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)SHE is the 51st shade of grey. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'shade'
British English: shade /ʃeɪd/ NOUN
Shade is a cool area of darkness where the sun does not reach.
These plants need some shade, humidity and fresh air.
- American English: shade
- Arabic: ظِلّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: sombra
- Chinese: 荫凉处
- Croatian: nijansa
- Czech: stín místo
- Danish: skygge
- Dutch: schaduw
- European Spanish: sombra lugar
- Finnish: varjo
- French: ombre
- German: Schatten
- Greek: σκιά
- Italian: ombra
- Japanese: 陰
- Korean: 그늘
- Norwegian: nyanse
- Polish: cień
- European Portuguese: sombra
- Romanian: răcoare
- Russian: тень
- Spanish: sombra
- Swedish: skugga
- Thai: ร่ม ที่ร่ม
- Turkish: gölge tente, ağaç altı
- Ukrainian: затінок
- Vietnamese: chỗ râm
British English: shade VERB
If you say that a place or person is shaded by objects such as trees, you mean that the place or person cannot be reached, harmed, or bothered by strong sunlight because those objects are in the way.
...a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees.
Definition of shade from the Collins English Dictionary
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