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NOUN (9)

1. shade within clear boundaries;

2. an unilluminated area;
- Example: "he moved off into the darkness"
[syn: darkness, dark, shadow]

3. something existing in perception only;
- Example: "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
[syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow]

4. a premonition of something adverse;
- Example: "a shadow over his happiness"

5. an indication that something has been present;
- Example: "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"
- Example: "a tincture of condescension"
[syn: trace, vestige, tincture, shadow]

6. refuge from danger or observation;
- Example: "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

7. a dominating and pervasive presence;
- Example: "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

8. a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements;
[syn: tail, shadow, shadower]

9. an inseparable companion;
- Example: "the poor child was his mother's shadow"


VERB (3)

1. follow, usually without the person's knowledge;
- Example: "The police are shadowing her"

2. cast a shadow over;
[syn: shadow, shade, shade off]

3. make appear small by comparison;
- Example: "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"
[syn: shadow, overshadow, dwarf]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shadow \Shad"ow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shadowed; p. pr. & vb. n. Shadowing.] [OE. shadowen, AS. sceadwian. See adow, n.] 1. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity. [1913 Webster] The warlike elf much wondered at this tree, So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. [R.] [1913 Webster] Let every soldier hew him down a bough. And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow The numbers of our host. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud. [1913 Webster] Shadowing their right under your wings of war. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade. [1913 Webster] 5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically. [1913 Webster] Augustus is shadowed in the person of [AE]neas. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over. [1913 Webster] The shadowed livery of the burnished sun. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Why sad? I must not see the face O love thus shadowed. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 7. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shadow \Shad"ow\ (sh[a^]d"[-o]), n. [Originally the same word as shade. [root]162. See Shade.] 1. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1. [1913 Webster] 2. Darkness; shade; obscurity. [1913 Webster] Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise. --Denham. [1913 Webster] 3. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security. [1913 Webster] In secret shadow from the sunny ray, On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower. [1913 Webster] Sin and her shadow Death. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom. "Hence, horrible shadow!" --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type. [1913 Webster] The law having a shadow of good things to come. --Heb. x. 1. [1913 Webster] [Types] and shadows of that destined seed. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 8. A small degree; a shade. "No variableness, neither shadow of turning." --James i. 17. [1913 Webster] 9. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited. [A Latinism] --Nares. [1913 Webster] I must not have my board pastered with shadows That under other men's protection break in Without invitement. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] Shadow of death, darkness or gloom like that caused by the presence or the impending of death. --Ps. xxiii. 4. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shadow n 1: shade within clear boundaries 2: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness" [syn: darkness, dark, shadow] 3: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight" [syn: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow] 4: a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness" 5: an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension" [syn: trace, vestige, tincture, shadow] 6: refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow" 7: a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father" 8: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements [syn: tail, shadow, shadower] 9: an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow" v 1: follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her" 2: cast a shadow over [syn: shadow, shade, shade off] 3: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year" [syn: shadow, overshadow, dwarf]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

579 Moby Thesaurus words for "shadow": Masan, adherent, adumbrate, adumbration, afterglow, afterimage, air, airy nothing, alter ego, amount, anima, anima humana, apparition, appearance, appendage, apply paint, arrangement, astral, astral spirit, atman, atmosphere, attendant, augury, auspicate, auspice, awning, ba, balance, banshee, barebones, beach umbrella, bean pole, beanstalk, becloud, bedarken, bedaub, bedim, bedizen, bedog, befog, begild, begloom, bemist, besmear, besmirch, betokening, betokenment, black, black out, blacken, blackwash, blight, blind, block the light, blot, blot out, blotch, body forth, bosom buddy, breath, breath of life, broomstick, brown, brush on paint, brushwork, bubble, buddhi, buff, butt, butt end, calcimine, caliber, candle ends, cast, cast a shadow, cavaliere servente, chaff, charcoal, chase, chum, clabber up, clothes pole, cloud, cloud over, cloud up, coat, color, come after, come behind, companion, compass, complexion, complicate, composition, comrade, concealment, control, copy, cork, corpse, couch, courtier, cover, covering, creep, crony, curse, curtain, cut, dab, dangler, dark shade, darken, darken over, darkness, dash, daub, dead ringer, debris, deep-dye, defense, degree, demonstrate, denigrate, departed spirit, dependent, design, detritus, dim, dim out, dimness, dinge, dip, disciple, disembodied spirit, distemper, divine breath, dog, double, double-dye, draftsmanship, drape, drapery, duplicate, duppy, dusk, dybbuk, dye, ebonize, echo, eclipse, effigy, ego, eidolon, emblazon, embody, enamel, encloud, encompass with shadow, end, engild, enmist, ether, exact likeness, exemplify, extent, eye, face, fag end, fan, fantasy, fast-dye, fellow, figure, filings, flunky, fog, follow, follow a clue, follow up, follower, following, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshow, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, form, fossil, fresco, garble, ghost, gild, glaze, gleam, gloom, gloss, go after, go behind, grade, grain, grateful dead, grouping, gruel, guard, guide, gumshoe, hanger-on, hant, haunt, have a hunch, have an intimation, haze, heart, heel, heeler, height, henchman, hint, holdover, homme de cour, hound, hue, hunt down, husks, icon, idea, idol, idolum, illuminate, illusion, illustrate, image, imbue, immateriality, impersonate, incarnate, incorporeal, incorporeal being, incorporeity, indicant, indication, ingrain, ink, inner man, interval, intimation, japan, jiva, jivatma, jumble, khu, lacquer, lanky, larva, lath, lay on color, lay wait, leap, leavings, lee, leftovers, lemures, level, lick, lie in wait, light shield, likeness, line, living image, living picture, look, lurk, make unintelligible, man, manes, mark, match, mate, materialization, measure, melanize, memento, mere shadow, mind, miniature, mirror, mirroring, mist, model, move behind, murk, mystify, nephesh, nightwalk, nigrify, nose, nose out, notch, nuance, nubilate, obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, obscurity, obumbrate, occult, occultate, odds and ends, offscourings, omen, oni, orts, outline, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, oversmoke, paint, painterliness, paper, parasite, parasol, parget, parings, partisan, pas, peg, penumbra, period, personate, personify, perspective, phantasm, phantasma, phantasmagoria, phantom, photograph, picture, pigment, pitch, plane, plateau, pneuma, point, poltergeist, portent, portrait, predict, prefiguration, prefigure, preindication, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, presage, presence, preservation, presignifying, pretypify, prime, prognostic, prognostication, project, promise, proportion, protection, protective custody, prowl, psyche, public, pursue, pursuer, pursuivant, purusha, pussyfoot, rags, rail, rake, range, ratio, rattlebones, reach, realize, reflect, reflection, reflex, refuge, refuse, relic, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, remove, resemblance, residue, residuum, rest, retainer, revenant, roach, round, ruach, rubbing, rubbish, ruins, rump, run down, run to earth, rung, safekeeping, safety, satellite, sawdust, scale, scintilla, scope, scourings, scramble, scraps, screen, sectary, semblance, servant, shade, shaded, shader, shadiness, shading, shadow forth, shadows numberless, shadowy, shady, shape, shaving, shavings, shellac, shelter, shield, shrouded spirit, sidekick, sign, silhouette, similitude, simulacrum, sip, skeleton, skiagram, skiagraph, skulk, slat, slim, slink, slip, slop on paint, smack, smattering, smear, smell, smell out, smirch, smog, smoke, smudge, smut, smutch, sneak, sniff out, somber, soot, soothsay, soul, soup, soupcon, space, spark, specter, spectral ghost, spindlelegs, spindleshanks, spirit, spiritual being, spiritus, spit and image, spitting image, splinter, spook, sprinkling, sprite, stack of bones, stain, stair, stalk, standard, steal, step, stilt, stint, stipple, stooge, straw, streak, string along, stubble, stump, successor, suggestion, sunblind, sunshade, sup, supporter, survival, suspicion, sweepings, tag, tag after, tag along, tagtail, tail, tailgate, taste, technique, the self, theophany, thin air, thought, tinct, tincture, tinge, tint, tiptoe, token, tokening, tone, touch, trace, trace down, tracing, track, track down, trail, trail after, trainbearer, tread, tread close upon, treatment, twiggy, twin, type, umbra, umbrage, umbrageousness, umbrella, undercoat, unsubstantiality, values, vapor, varnish, veil, vein, very image, very picture, vestige, vision, votary, wafer, waking dream, walking dead man, wandering soul, ward heeler, wash, waste, watchful eye, whitewash, wildest dream, wraith, zombie
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

SHADOW A syntax-directed compiler written by Barnett and Futrelle in 1962. It was the predecessor to SNOBOL(?) [Sammet 1969, p. 448, 605]. (1995-01-16)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Shadow used in Col. 2:17; Heb. 8:5; 10:1 to denote the typical relation of the Jewish to the Christian dispensation.