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English definition of “shade”

shade

noun     /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.Darkness and becoming dark
COLOUR [C] B2 a colour , especially when referring to how dark or light it is: a pale / dark shade of grey pastel shadesColour - general words
COVER [C] a cover that stops too much light coming from the sun or from an electric light : a lampshade Curtains and wallpaper
a shade a small amount : He's perhaps a shade taller .Small in number and quantity
a shade of meaning/opinion, etc a slight difference in the meaning of somethingDifferent and difference
(Definition of shade noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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