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shadow
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 16
1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1.
3. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
5. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
6. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.
8. A small degree; a shade.
9. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.
10. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
11. To conceal; to hide; to screen.
12. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
13. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
14. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
16. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.
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