shade (

     n 1: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by
          an opaque body [syn: shadiness, shadowiness]
     2: 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" [syn: tint, tincture, tone]
     3: protective covering that protects something from direct
     4: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude [syn:
        nuance, nicety, subtlety, refinement]
     5: a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that
        puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success
        left him in the shade"
     6: a slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too
        expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "don't argue about
        shades of meaning"; "the new model is a shade better than
        the old one" [syn: tad]
     7: a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he
        looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters
        from his past" [syn: ghost, spook, wraith, specter,
     8: a representation of the effect of shade in a picture or
        drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
     v 1: cast a shadow over [syn: shadow, shade off]
     2: represent the effect of shade or shadow on [syn: fill in]
     3: protect from light, heat, or view; "Shade your eyes when you
        step out into the bright sunlight"