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    shadow

    shadow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shadow

    Definition
    (noun) shade within clear boundaries Definition
    (noun) an unilluminated area
    Synonyms : dark , darkness
    Example Sentence
    • he moved off into the darkness
    Definition
    (noun) something existing in perception only
    Example Sentence
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight
    Definition
    (noun) a premonition of something adverse
    Example Sentence
    • a shadow over his happiness
    Definition
    (noun) an indication that something has been present
    Synonyms : tincture , trace , vestige
    Example Sentence
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension
    Definition
    (noun) refuge from danger or observation
    Example Sentence
    • he felt secure in his father's shadow
    Definition
    (noun) a dominating and pervasive presence
    Example Sentence
    • he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father
    Definition
    (noun) a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    Synonyms : shadower , tail
    Definition
    (noun) an inseparable companion
    Example Sentence
    • the poor child was his mother's shadow
    Definition
    (verb) follow, usually without the person's knowledge
    Example Sentence
    • The police are shadowing her
    Definition
    (verb) cast a shadow over
    Synonyms : shade , shade off
    Definition
    (verb) make appear small by comparison
    Synonyms : dwarf , overshadow
    Example Sentence
    • This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
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