Meaning of “shade” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ʃeɪd/
NO SUN [ U ]

B1 an area where there is no light from the sun and so it is darker and not as hot:

I'd prefer to sit in the shade.

B2 a colour, especially when referring to how dark or light it is:

a pale/dark shade of grey
pastel shades

a cover that stops too much light coming from the sun or from an electric light:

a shade

a small amount:

He's perhaps a shade taller.
a shade of meaning/opinion, etc

a slight difference in the meaning of something

(Definition of “shade noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)