shad·ow /ˈʃæd(ˌ)o, ə(w)/ 名詞
Shad·ow, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shadowed p. pr. & vb. n. Shadowing.]
1. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
The warlike elf much wondered at this tree,
So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground. --Spenser.
2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. [R.]
Let every soldier hew him down a bough.
And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host. --Shak.
3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
Shadowing their right under your wings of war. --Shak.
4. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
Augustus is shadowed in the person of Æneas. --Dryden.
6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun. --Shak.
I must not see the face O love thus shadowed. --Beau. & Fl.
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.
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.
n 1: shade within clear boundaries
2: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
[syn: darkness, dark]
3: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition
at midnight" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma]
4: a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his
5: an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't
a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of
condescension" [syn: trace, vestige, tincture]
6: refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his
7: a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little
recognition working in the shadow of his father"
8: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
[syn: tail, shadower]
9: an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's
v 1: follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police
are shadowing her"
2: cast a shadow over [syn: shade, shade off]
3: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves
that of last year" [syn: overshadow, dwarf]
used in Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1 to denote the typical relation
of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation.