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From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: protected from heat and light with shade or shadow; "shaded
             avenues"; "o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"-
             Alexander Pope [ant: unshaded]
      2: (of pictures or drawings) drawn or painted with degrees or
         gradations of shadow; "the shaded areas of the face seemed
         to recede" [ant: unshaded]