Significado de “shadow” - en el Diccionario Inglés

shadow en inglés británico

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shadownoun

uk /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ us /ˈʃæd.oʊ/

shadow noun (DARKNESS)

B1 [ C ] an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something:

The children were playing, jumping on each other's shadows.
Jamie followed his mother around all day like a shadow.
The sun shone through the leaves, casting/throwing shadows on the lawn.
This corner of the room is always in shadow (= slight darkness).
the shadows [ plural ]

an area of darkness in which people and things cannot be seen:

Someone jumped out of the shadows and grabbed my handbag.

[ C ] a small dark area of skin under your eye:

She put on some make-up to cover the dark shadows under her eyes.
be in/under the shadow of sth

to be very close to a larger building or place:

His workshop was in the shadow of the great church of San Paolo Maggiore.

to be in a situation in which something unpleasant either seems likely to happen and to have a bad effect on your life, or is already having a bad effect on your life:

We are all living under the shadow of war.

Más ejemplos

  • The setting sun cast long shadows across the lawn.
  • Someone was lurking in the shadows.
  • The shadows deepened as the evening drew on.
  • The tree cast a shadow over his face.
  • A shadow fell over her work and she looked up to see who was there.

shadow noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[ S ] a small amount:

It is a tragic story, but there is a shadow of hope.
There isn't a shadow of doubt that you've made the right decision.
beyond/without a shadow of a doubt

C2 If something is true beyond a shadow of a doubt, there is no doubt that it is true:

This is without a shadow of a doubt the best movie I've seen all year.

shadow noun (FOLLOW)

[ C ] someone who follows another person everywhere:

"I think we have a shadow on our tail," muttered the detective.
Ever since he was able to walk, Stephen has been his older brother's shadow (= has followed him and copied his actions).

[ C ] UK a person who follows someone else while they are at work in order to learn about that person's job

shadowverb [ T ]

uk /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ us /ˈʃæd.oʊ/

shadow verb [ T ] (FOLLOW)

to follow closely:

The police think that the robbers shadowed their victims for days before the crime.
The euro has closely shadowed the dollar.

to follow someone else while they are at work in order to learn about that person's job:

Your first week in the job will be spent shadowing one of our more experienced employees.

shadowadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈʃæd.əʊ/ us /ˈʃæd.oʊ/ UK

(Definición de shadow del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

shadow en inglés americano

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shadownoun

us /ˈʃæd·oʊ/

shadow noun (DARKNESS)

[ C/U ] an area of darkness caused when light is blocked by something, usually in a shape similar to the object that is blocking the light:

[ C ] Chloë kept jumping on Tyler’s shadow.
[ U ] This corner of the room is always in shadow.
[ C ] He was standing in the shadows (= a dark area).

shadow noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[ C ] a small amount:

He saw a shadow of malice in her dark eyes.
Are you convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt?

shadowverb [ T ]

us /ˈʃæd·oʊ/

shadow verb [ T ] (FOLLOW)

to follow someone closely:

Matsuoka was shadowed by a security officer.

(Definición de shadow del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

shadow en inglés de negocios

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shadowverb [ T ]

uk /ˈʃædəʊ/ us

HR to spend time with someone who is doing a particular job so that you can learn how to do it:

All trainees are expected to spend a week shadowing an experienced manager.

to behave in the same way or move in the same direction as something else:

The cost of goods and services will shadow the recent rise in oil prices.

shadowadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈʃædəʊ/ us

POLITICS in the UK, used to describe a leading member of Parliament whose party is not in power but who would be part of the cabinet (= people who are in charge of a department and make the main decisions) if their party were in power:

the shadow Foreign Secretary

(Definición de shadow del Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)