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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 lampshadeCurtains 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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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