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Another word for shadow

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Noun
  1. Comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays

      1. Offense or resentment:
      2. Shadow or shade:
      3. Trees or foliage affording shade.
      1. A dark area, especially the blackest part of a shadow from which all light is cut off.
      2. The completely dark central portion of the shadow cast by the earth, moon, or other body during an eclipse.
      3. The darkest region of a sunspot.
      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. A partial shadow, as in an eclipse, between regions of complete shadow and complete illumination.
      2. The diffuse outer part of a sunspot.
      3. An area in which something exists to a lesser or uncertain degree:
    See also:

    light

  2. An agent assigned to observe and report on another

      1. The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
      2. The lowest part of a garment such as a shirt or coat.
      3. The rear end of an automobile or other vehicle.
      1. One that watches or observes:
      2. One who keeps vigil, as at a sick person's bedside.
    See also:

    investigate

  3. A slight amount or indication

      1. The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
      2. A single hair of a beard or mustache.
      3. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
      1. Soft speech produced without using the full voice.
      2. Something uttered very softly:
      3. A secretly or surreptitiously expressed belief, rumor, or hint:
      1. A brief, passing odor carried in the air:
      2. A very small trace:
      3. An inhalation, as of air or smoke:
      1. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
      2. Evidence or an indication of the former presence or existence of something; a vestige:
      3. An extremely small amount or barely perceivable indication:
      1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
      2. To bring something into light contact with:
      3. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
      1. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
      2. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
      3. A small amount of a color incorporated or added.
      1. To distinguish the flavor of by taking into the mouth.
      2. To eat or drink a small quantity of.
      3. To partake of, especially for the first time; experience:
      1. The act or an instance of suspecting something on little or no evidence:
      2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing:
      3. The state or feeling of having no confidence or certainty about something; distrust:
      1. The act of suggesting:
      2. Something suggested:
      3. The sequential process by which one thought or mental image leads to another.
      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. An outward or token appearance:
      2. A representation; a copy.
      3. The barest trace; a modicum:
      1. the act of intimating
      2. a formal announcement or declaration
      3. a hint; indirect suggestion
      1. A slight indication or intimation:
      2. A brief or indirect suggestion; a tip:
      3. A statement conveying information in an indirect fashion; a clue:
      1. Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
      2. A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human.
      3. A filamentous projection or bristle similar to a hair, such as a seta of an arthropod or an epidermal process of a plant.
      1. The spirit of a dead person, especially one that is believed to appear to the living in bodily form or to haunt specific locations.
      2. A person's spirit or soul:
      3. A returning or haunting memory or image.
      1. To move with haste; rush:
      2. To strike violently; smash:
      3. To break or smash by striking violently:
      1. The act or process of breathing; respiration:
      2. A single act of breathing:
      3. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration:
    See also:

    show

    big

Verb
  1. To shelter, especially from light

      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
      2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
      3. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.
    See also:

    protection

  2. To make dim or indistinct

      1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
      2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
      1. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
      2. Clouded over.
      3. Gloomy; melancholy.
      1. Deficient in light; dark:
      2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
      3. Indistinctly heard; faint.
      1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand:
      2. To render indistinct or dim; darken:
      1. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
      2. Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
      3. Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
      1. Partial or total darkness; dimness:
      2. A partially or totally dark place, area, or location.
      3. An atmosphere of melancholy or depression:
      1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
      2. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
      3. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
      1. The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another.
      2. The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs.
      3. A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light.
      1. Arousing little interest; lacking liveliness; boring:
      2. Not brisk or rapid; sluggish:
      3. Not having a sharp edge or point; blunt:
      1. Lacking in brightness:
      2. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
      3. Lacking luster; dull or subdued:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure:
      2. To make dim, unclear, or cloudy:
      3. To cause to be intellectually indistinguishable:
      1. To blur or redden (the eyes).
      2. To blur; dim.
      3. Bleary.
      1. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
      2. To cause confusion in; muddle.
      1. To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
    See also:

    clear

  3. To make dark or darker

      1. Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
      2. Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays:
      3. The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
      1. To make dark or darker.
      2. To give a darker hue to.
      3. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
      1. To give a sketchy outline of.
      2. To prefigure indistinctly; foreshadow.
      3. To disclose partially or guardedly.
    See also:

    light

  4. To keep (another) under surveillance by moving along behind

      1. The posterior part of an animal, especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body.
      2. The lowest part of a garment such as a shirt or coat.
      3. The rear end of an automobile or other vehicle.
      1. A dog used to hunt game birds; a gun dog.
      2. One that bird-dogs.
      3. A scout, especially in baseball.
      1. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
      2. To drag (the body, for example) wearily or heavily.
      3. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
      1. A mark or succession of marks left by something that has passed.
      2. A path, route, or course indicated by such marks:
      3. A path along which something moves; a course:
      1. To come or go after; proceed behind:
      2. To go after in pursuit:
      3. To keep under surveillance:
      1. A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
      2. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
      3. A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
    See also:

    precede

Another word for shadow

Noun
  1. See also:

    darkness

Verb
  1. To shade

      1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
      2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide:
      3. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.
      1. A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
      2. A length of netting attached to a woman's hat or habit, worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
      3. A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
      1. Lacking in brightness:
      2. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
      3. Lacking luster; dull or subdued:
  2. To follow secretly

      1. A domesticated carnivorous mammal (Canis familiaris syn. Canis lupus subsp. familiaris) occurring as a wide variety of breeds, many of which are traditionally used for hunting, herding, drawing sleds, and other tasks, and are kept as pets.
      2. Any of various carnivorous mammals of the family Canidae, such as the dingo.
      3. A male animal of the family Canidae, especially of a fox or a domesticated breed.
      1. To look or observe attentively or carefully; be closely observant:
      2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
      3. To act as a spectator; look on:
      1. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
      2. To drag (the body, for example) wearily or heavily.
      3. To follow the traces or scent of, as in hunting; track.
    See also:

    pursue

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