Translation of "shadow" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈʃæd·əʊ/ us /ˈʃæd·oʊ/

B1 a dark area made by something that is stopping the light

Our dog chases his own shadow.
verb uk /ˈʃæd·əʊ/ us /ˈʃæd·oʊ/

to follow someone secretly in order to see where they go and what they do

seguir a escondidas
He was being shadowed by a private detective.

(Translation of “shadow” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈʃӕdəu/

(a patch of) shade on the ground etc caused by an object blocking the light

We are in the shadow of that building.

(in plural with the) darkness or partial darkness caused by lack of (direct) light

The child was afraid that wild animals were lurking in the shadows at the corner of his bedroom.

a dark patch or area

You look tired – there are shadows under your eyes.

a very slight amount

There’s not a shadow of doubt that he stole the money.
shadowy adjective

full of shadows

shadowy corners.

dark and indistinct

A shadowy figure went past.
shadowiness noun

worn to a shadow

made thin and weary through eg hard work

reducido a la sombra de lo que fue
She was worn to a shadow after months of nursing her sick husband.

(Translation of “shadow” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)