Shadowy Shad"ow*y, a. 1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. ``Shadowy verdure.'' --Fenton. [1913 Webster]

This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. ``The shadowy past.'' --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light. [1913 Webster]

The moon . . . with more pleasing light, Shadowy sets off the face things. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. Faintly representative; hence, typical. [1913 Webster]

From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor. [1913 Webster]

Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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