Shadow Shad"ow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shadowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shadowing}.] [OE. shadowen, AS. sceadwian. See {adow}, n.] 1. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity. [1913 Webster]

The warlike elf much wondered at this tree, So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Let every soldier hew him down a bough. And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow The numbers of our host. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud. [1913 Webster]

Shadowing their right under your wings of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade. [1913 Webster]

5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically. [1913 Webster]

Augustus is shadowed in the person of [AE]neas. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. [1913 Webster]

The shadowed livery of the burnished sun. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Why sad? I must not see the face O love thus shadowed. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

7. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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