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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shade /ˈʃed/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 阻影; 色調

From: Network Terminology

 明暗 陰影

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shade n.
 1. Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
 Note:Shade differs from shadow as it implies no particular form or definite limit; whereas a shadow represents in form the object which intercepts the light. When we speak of the shade of a tree, we have no reference to its form; but when we speak of measuring a pyramid or other object by its shadow, we have reference to its form and extent.
 2. Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.
    The shades of night were falling fast.   --Longfellow.
 3. An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
 Let us seek out some desolate shade, and there
 Weep our sad bosoms empty.   --Shak.
 4. That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
    The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.   --Ps. cxxi. 5.
    Sleep under a fresh tree's shade.   --Shak.
    Let the arched knife well sharpened now assail the spreading shades of vegetables.   --J. Philips.
 5. Shadow. [Poetic.]
    Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue.   --Pope.
 6. The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.
 Swift as thought the flitting shade
 Thro' air his momentary journey made.   --Dryden.
 7. Painting, Drawing, etc. The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
 8. Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
    White, red, yellow, blue, with their several degrees, or shades and mixtures, as green only in by the eyes.   --Locke.
 9. A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
    New shades and combinations of thought.   --De Quincey.
    Every shade of religious and political opinion has its own headquarters.   --Macaulay.
 The Shades, the Nether World; the supposed abode of souls after leaving the body.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 I went to crop the sylvan scenes,
 And shade our altars with their leafy greens.   --Dryden.
 2. To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
    Ere in our own house I do shade my head.   --Shak.
 3. To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
 Thou shad'st
 The full blaze of thy beams.   --Milton.
 4. To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
 5. To mark with gradations of light or color.
 6. To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent. [Obs.]
 [The goddess] in her person cunningly did shade
 That part of Justice which is Equity.   --Spenser.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shade v. i.  To undergo or exhibit minute difference or variation, as of color, meaning, expression, etc.; to pass by slight changes; -- used chiefly with a preposition, as into, away, off.
    This small group will be most conveniently treated with the emotional division, into which it shades.    --Edmund Gurney.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by
           an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade";
           "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
           [syn: shadiness, shadowiness]
      2: a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a
         primary color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of
         pink that she wanted" [syn: tint, tincture, tone]
      3: protective covering that protects something from direct
         sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun
         moved he readjusted the shade"
      4: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
         "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy
         the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning" [syn: nuance,
          nicety, subtlety, refinement]
      5: a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that
         puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success
         left him in the shade"
      6: a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too
         expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a
         shade better than the old one" [syn: tad]
      7: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
         looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
         from his past" [syn: ghost, spook, wraith, specter,
      8: a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or
         drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
      v 1: cast a shadow over [syn: shadow, shade off]
      2: represent the effect of shade or shadow on [syn: fill in]
      3: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you
         step out into the bright sunlight"