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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shad·ow n.
 1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1.
 2. Darkness; shade; obscurity.
    Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise.   --Denham.
 3. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
 In secret shadow from the sunny ray,
 On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid.   --Spenser.
 4. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
 5. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
    Sin and her shadow Death.   --Milton.
 6. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom. “Hence, horrible shadow!”
 7. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
    The law having a shadow of good things to come.   --Heb. x. 1.
    [Types] and shadows of that destined seed.   --Milton.
 8. A small degree; a shade. “No variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
 9. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited. [A Latinism]
 I must not have my board pastered with shadows
 That under other men's protection break in
 Without invitement.   --Massinger.
 Shadow of death, darkness or gloom like that caused by the presence or the impending of death.