• The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light
    The porcupine stood in the shade but the background was light
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n shading a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    • n shading graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting
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Additional illustrations & photos:

In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting
Awful appearance of the Shade of Remus to Romulus Awful appearance of the Shade of Remus to Romulus

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "umbrella" is derived from the Latin root word "umbra", which means shade or shadow
    • Shading Act or process of making a shade.
    • Shading That filling up which represents the effect of more or less darkness, expressing rotundity, projection, etc., in a picture or a drawing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray
    • n shading The act or process of making a shade; interception of light; obscuration.
    • n shading That which represents the effect of light and shade in a drawing; the filling up of an outline.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The reason why the Mexican sombrero hat is so wide is to provide shade for the entire body
    • Shading the act of making a shade: the effect of light and shade, as in a picture
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  • Warren Buffett
    “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
  • Virgil
    “I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave.”
  • Stonewall Jackson
    Stonewall Jackson
    “Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    “Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade.”


Made in the shade - One has an easy time in life or in a given situation. Finding things working to one's benefit.
Shades of meaning - Shades of meaning is a phrase used to describe the small, subtle differences in meaning between similar words or phrases; 'kid' and 'youth' both refer to young people, but carry differing views and ideas about young people.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceaduscead, shade.


In literature:

Shades of St. Francis of Assisi!
"Atlantida" by Pierre Benoit
The engraving most in use to-day is shaded block.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Now and then they saw, far back from the road and shaded by noble trees, dwelling-houses of brick or wood.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
The little table must hold a good reading light, well shaded, for who doesn't like to read in bed?
"The House in Good Taste" by Elsie de Wolfe
The lights and shades under the summer sunlight were full of splendour.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then, as I have said before, there are the many different shades of enameled and carved furniture and also beautiful natural wood.
"Furnishing the Home of Good Taste" by Lucy Abbot Throop
All this too beneath a blazing sun, with the thermometer at 78 deg., and not a vestige of shade.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
And into her mind there slowly slid a cypress-shaded walk with Rome far below on one side, and a sun-ripened, golden, old wall on the other.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The upper sky looks quite black, shading by violet and sapphire into turquoise upon the horizon.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Besides, the morning was already so warm that we were glad to seek the shade of an adobe wall.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

Benighted was an ancient Dame,
And fearful haste she made
To gain the vale of Fakenham,
And hail its Willow shade.
"The Fakeham Ghost" by Robert Bloomfield
Adieu! ye shades, adieu! ye groves,
Now buried in your fall:
Where'er my eye bewilder'd roves,
Tis desolation all!
"The Complaint" by Thomas Gent
Away they went, as close and true
As lovers in the shade,
And Caleb swung his father's staff
At every step he made.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
Behold, it comes in might,
The power that is not power,
The light that is in darkness,
The shade in dazzling light.
"Peace" by Swami Vivekananda
Along thy sunset skies
Their glories melt in shade,
And like the things we fondly prize,
Seem lovelier as they fade.
"To the Autumn" by James Montgomery
I see fair women all the day,
They pass and pass—and go;
I almost dream that they are shades
Within a shadow-show.
"The Constant Lover" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

The dream home of Alan Feinberg and Joan Weber is white, black and many shades of gray.
Neil Thompson Shade, president of the Acoustical Design Collaborative, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Towson, Md.
Trees provide shade during the summer, vibrant colors in the fall, shelter through the winter, and beauty in the spring.
She was born in Evening shade to Dotson and Anna Belle Graddy Metcalf.
The Cools x Lapo Elkann Vibrant Shades.
Fifty Shades of annoyance .
US Park Ranger Joseph Mohr stands in the shade of the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial on August 30, 2011.
In ash tree killer, shades of a past blight.
Tri Vantange adds virtual shade sail design options via Awning Composer.
Fifty shades of bimbo .
Add several shades of pastels to the valleys of the body and blend.
This shade is meant to be cheery.
Staffers at DFS Hawaii set a new world record last week with a heavily caffeinated creation: a portrait of Elvis Presley consisting of 5,642 cups of coffee in 10 different shades.
This Revlon blush palette contains three flattering shades to contour, sculpt, and highlight cheeks.
Walking along the hilly, tree-shaded lanes of Hollin Hills, it's hard to believe you're less than ten miles from bustling downtown DC.

In science:

The corresponding random variables are located in the shaded area in Figure 2.
Laws of the single logarithm for delayed sums of random fields
The shaded area indicates the domain where spectroscopic information is available, see Døssing et al. (1996).
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
The very thin O5+ ‘pocket’ is shaded for clarity.
The evolution of planetary nebulae. V. The diffuse X-ray emission
AdS black hole made by throwing in matter (shaded) through the AdS boundary.
Black Holes, AdS, and CFTs
The shaded cells indicate the most accurate results.
Training a Binary Classifier with the Quantum Adiabatic Algorithm