a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light.
shade or comparative darkness, as in an area.
shadows, darkness, especially that coming after sunset.
sanctuary in the shadow of the church.
a slight suggestion; trace:
beyond the shadow of a doubt.
a specter or ghost:
pursued by shadows.
a hint or faint, indistinct image or idea; intimation:
shadows of things to come.
a mere semblance:
the shadow of power.
a reflected image.
the representation of the absence of light on a form.
the dark part of a picture, especially as representing the absence of illumination:
Rembrandt’s figures often emerge gradually from the shadows.
(in architectural shades and shadows) a dark figure or image cast by an object or part of an object upon a surface that would otherwise be illuminated by the theoretical light source.
Compare shade (def 16).
a period or instance of gloom, unhappiness, mistrust, doubt, dissension, or the like, as in friendship or one’s life:
Their relationship was not without shadows.
a dominant or pervasive threat, influence, or atmosphere, especially one causing gloom, fear, doubt, or the like:
They lived under the shadow of war.
an inseparable companion:
The dog was his shadow.
a person who follows another in order to keep watch upon that person, as a spy or detective.
verb (used with object)
to overspread with shadow; shade.
to cast a gloom over; cloud:
The incident shadowed their meeting.
to screen or protect from light, heat, etc.; shade.
to follow (a person) about secretly, in order to keep watch over his movements.
to represent faintly, prophetically, etc. (often followed by forth).
Archaic. to shelter or protect.
Archaic. to shade in painting, drawing, etc.
of or relating to a shadow cabinet.
without official authority:
a shadow government.
a dark image or shape cast on a surface by the interception of light rays by an opaque body
an area of relative darkness
the dark portions of a picture
a hint, image, or faint semblance: beyond a shadow of a doubt
a remnant or vestige: a shadow of one’s past self
a threatening influence; blight: a shadow over one’s happiness
an inseparable companion
a person who trails another in secret, such as a detective
(med) a dark area on an X-ray film representing an opaque structure or part
(in Jungian psychology) the archetype that represents man’s animal ancestors
(archaic or rare) protection or shelter
(modifier) (Brit) designating a member or members of the main opposition party in Parliament who would hold ministerial office if their party were in power: shadow Chancellor, shadow cabinet
to cast a shadow over
to make dark or gloomy; blight
to shade from light
to follow or trail secretly
(often foll by forth) to represent vaguely
(painting, drawing) another word for shade (sense 13)
A syntax-directed compiler written by Barnett and Futrelle in 1962. It was the predecessor to SNOBOL(?)
[Sammet 1969, p. 448, 605].
used in Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1 to denote the typical relation of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation.
- Shadow bands
noun 1. slow-moving waves of light and dark observed to move across light-coloured surfaces on the earth just before and after totality in a solar eclipse. They are thought to originate from the effects of irregular atmospheric refraction
verb (used without object) 1. to make the motions of attack and defense, as in boxing, as a training or conditioning procedure. 2. to evade or avoid direct or decisive action.
noun 1. a shallow, rectangular frame fronted with a glass panel, used to show and at the same time protect items on display, as paintings, coins, or jewelry. verb (intransitive) 1. (boxing) to practise blows and footwork against an imaginary opponent 2. to act or speak unconvincingly, without saying what one means, etc: he’s just […]
noun 1. (in the British Parliament) a group of prominent members of the opposition who are expected to hold positions in the cabinet when their party assumes power.