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)
used in Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1 to denote the typical relation of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation.
noun 1. a picture produced by throwing a shadow, as of the hands, on a lighted screen, wall, or the like. 2. shadow play. 3. a radiograph. noun 1. a silhouette made by casting a shadow, usually of the hands, on a lighted surface 2. another name for radiograph
- Shadow history
noun 1. another name for secret history
noun, Cytology, Histology. 1. a method of enhancing the visibility of the surface features of a specimen for electron microscopic viewing by spraying it from one side with a coating of metal atoms. noun 1. a dark figure or image cast on the ground or some surface by a body intercepting light. 2. shade or […]
noun 1. a land or region of shadows, phantoms, unrealities, or uncertainties: the shadowland of imagination.