A reminder of a person or situation in the past. For example, He really played a fine game for a fifty-year-old—shades of his high school triumphs, or They found themselves alone on the beach—shades of their childhood summers together. [ Mid-1800s ]
noun 1. a tree planted or valued for its shade.
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adjective, shadier, shadiest. 1. abounding in shade; shaded: shady paths. 2. giving shade: a shady tree. 3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral. 4. of dubious character; rather disreputable: shady dealings. Idioms 5. on the shady side of, Informal. beyond (the specified age); more than: on the shady side of 40. adjective shadier, shadiest 1. full of shade; […]