Shade is on the Basic English 850 List.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Singular
shade

Plural
shades

 
Different shades of green.
  1. The shade is the darker place under a tree or other thing, where the sun is not shining.
    She rested in the shade of the tree because she felt hot.
  2. (countable) A shade is the slight difference between colors.

VerbEdit

Plain form
shade

Third-person singular
shades

Past tense
shaded

Past participle
shaded

Present participle
shading

  1. (transitive) If something is shaded, it is shielded from light.
    The old tree shaded the animals from the sun.
  2. (intransitive) If something is shading, it is approaching something slightly.
    The grassland was green, shading towards brown in the drier areas.
  3. (transitive) If you shade something in a drawing, you darken it.
    Mary started shading in the outlines of the house in her drawing.