Definitions For Shade


  • A protective ornamental covering for a lamp, used to screen a light bulb from direct view
  • Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight
  • A representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  • A quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
  • A mental representation of some haunting experience
  • A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  • A slight amount or degree of difference
  • A position of relative inferiority
  • Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
  • An area of slight darkness that is produced when something blocks the light of the sun
  • Something that is used to block strong light
  • A darkened area in a drawing, painting, etc.


  • Pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree
  • Vary slightly
  • Protect from light, heat, or view
  • Represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • Cast a shadow over
  • To shelter (something) from strong light and especially from sunlight
  • To make an area in a drawing, on a graph, etc., darker than other areas
  • To change (something, such as the truth) slightly in order to deceive people

Is Shade a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shade is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shade in a Sentence

  • The buildings cast shade on the plaza.
  • The tree provided plenty of shade.
  • These plants grow well in shade.
  • Several large trees shade the house.
  • She shaded the drawing to give it depth.
  • The shaded part of the graph represents the amount of sales.

Synonyms for Shade

Antonyms for Shade

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