[ noun ] relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
"it is much cooler in the shade" "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Give them food , some shade , mulch , water and more food , and they 'll repay your solicitude with beauty .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
Look at the trees as to size and interest , the amount of shade they provide , how healthy they are , the problems of maintenance , fire hazards , wind throw , etcetera .
Lack of rainfall and extreme temperatures may call_for the development of shade and irrigation of a site to make it useable .
Sometimes , you have a choice of exposure for sites where the topography or trees of the area will provide afternoon shade , morning sun , or whatever may be most_desirable for the use intended .(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
Then Rector , attired in his best blue serge suit , sat in a chair out on the lawn , in the shade of a tree , smoking a cigarette and waiting .
[ noun ] (color) a quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color
"after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
While white is the coolest summer shade , there are lots of pastel hues along with tintable fabrics that will blend with any wardrobe color .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
I asked Quasimodo recently how he accomplished this , and he replied that he had painted his model `` a beautiful shade of red and_then had her breathe on the canvas '' , which was his typical tongue-in-cheek way of chiding me for my lack of sensitivity .
[ noun ] protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
"they used umbrellas as shades" "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
Used in print(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
At each angle of its pitch a big skylight had been fitted into the roof and all these skylights were fitted with systems of multiple screens and shades .
When Felix first opened the door on_it , all these shades were tightly drawn and the whole studio was as dark as night .
He quickly fixed that , rolling back the shades on some of the skylights and adjusting screens on the others .
[ noun ] a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor" "don't argue about shades of meaning"
Used in print(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Every detail in his interpretation has been beautifully thought_out , and of these I would especially cite the delicious landler touch the pianist brings to the fifth variation ( an obvious indication that he is playing with Viennese musicians ) , and the gossamer shading throughout .
[ verb ] cast a shadow over
Used in print([Anonymous,] "What You Should Know About Air...)
They 're easier to shade there .(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)
The day 's sun was gathering its strength in gold , and she wished she had brought her parasol , if only to shade Doaty 's flowers .
[ verb ] protect from light, heat, or view
"Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"
[ verb ] (fine art) represent the effect of shade or shadow on
Used in print(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)
The area adjacent to one edge of a piece of affixed material - or simply of a painted in form - will be shaded to pry that edge away from the surface , while something will be drawn , painted or even pasted over another part of the same shape to drive it back into depth .
[ noun ] a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
[ noun ] a position of relative inferiority
"an achievement that puts everything else in the shade" "his brother's success left him in the shade"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 3155