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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting;

2. a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades;
[syn: shading, blending]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shade \Shade\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shading.] 1. To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from. --Milton. [1913 Webster] I went to crop the sylvan scenes, And shade our altars with their leafy greens. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes. [1913 Webster] Ere in our own house I do shade my head. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To obscure; to dim the brightness of. [1913 Webster] Thou shad'st The full blaze of thy beams. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To pain in obscure colors; to darken. [1913 Webster] 5. To mark with gradations of light or color. [1913 Webster] 6. To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] [The goddess] in her person cunningly did shade That part of Justice which is Equity. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shading \Shad"ing\, n. 1. Act or process of making a shade. [1913 Webster] 2. That filling up which represents the effect of more or less darkness, expressing rotundity, projection, etc., in a picture or a drawing. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shading n 1: graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting 2: a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades [syn: shading, blending]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

82 Moby Thesaurus words for "shading": arrangement, atmosphere, balance, black spot, blackening, blocking the light, bloom, blooping, brushwork, clouding, color, composition, covering, curtaining, darkening, definition, denigration, design, dimming, draftsmanship, eclipsing, extinguishment, flare, fringe area, ghost, gradation, grading, graduation, granulation, grid, grouping, hard shadow, image, interlaced scanning, line, melanization, mixing, monitoring, multiple image, nigrification, noise, obfuscation, obnubilation, obscuration, obscurement, obumbration, occulting, overcast, overclouding, overshading, overshadowing, overshadowment, painterliness, perspective, picture, picture noise, picture shifts, rain, rolling, scanning, scanning pattern, scintillation, screening, shadow, shadowing, smirch, smirching, smudge, smudging, smut, smutch, smutching, snow, snowstorm, switching, technique, telecasting, televising, tone, treatment, values, veiling