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Definition of Shadow


  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.
  2. Darkness; shade; obscurity.
  3. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
  4. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
  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.
  7. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
  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.
  15. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
  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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Shadow Translations

shadow in Afrikaans is skadu
shadow in Danish is skygge
shadow in Dutch is schaduwen
shadow in Finnish is varjo
shadow in French is ombre
shadow in German is Schatten, beschatte, Schatten
shadow in Latin is umbra
shadow in Norwegian is skygge
shadow in Portuguese is sombra
shadow in Spanish is sombra, sombrc
shadow in Swedish is skugga