Definition of shade verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shade

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃeɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃeɪd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shade
    BrE BrE//ʃeɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃeɪd//
     
    he / she / it shades
    BrE BrE//ʃeɪdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃeɪdz//
     
    past simple shaded
    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪdɪd//
     
    past participle shaded
    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪdɪd//
     
    -ing form shading
    BrE BrE//ˈʃeɪdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃeɪdɪŋ//
     
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    from direct light
  1. 1to prevent direct light from reaching something shade somebody/something The courtyard was shaded by high trees. shade somebody/something from/against something She shaded her eyes against the sun.
  2. lamp
  3. 2[usually passive] shade something to provide a screen for a lamp, light, etc. to make it less bright a shaded lamp
  4. part of picture
  5. 3to make a part of a drawing, etc. darker, for example with an area of colour or with pencil lines shade something What do the shaded areas on the map represent? shade something in I'm going to shade this part in. See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
  6. just win
  7. 4shade something (British English, informal) to just win a contest
  8. Word Origin Old English sc(e)adu, of Germanic origin. Compare with shadow.Extra examples She shaded her eyes against the fierce sun. This plant prefers a lightly shaded position. We were completely shaded from the sun by the poplar trees. a small town square shaded with trees Phrasal Verbsshade into something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shade