Shade Shade, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shading}.] 1. To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

I went to crop the sylvan scenes, And shade our altars with their leafy greens. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes. [1913 Webster]

Ere in our own house I do shade my head. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To obscure; to dim the brightness of. [1913 Webster]

Thou shad'st The full blaze of thy beams. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To pain in obscure colors; to darken. [1913 Webster]

5. To mark with gradations of light or color. [1913 Webster]

6. To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

[The goddess] in her person cunningly did shade That part of Justice which is Equity. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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