Noun: shadow sha-dow
Verb: shadow sha-dow
- Shade within clear boundaries
- An unilluminated area
"he moved off into the shadow";
- darkness, dark
- Something existing in perception only
"a ghostly shadow at midnight";
- apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm
- A premonition of something adverse
"a shadow over his happiness"
- An indication that something has been present
"there wasn't a shadow of evidence for the claim";
- trace, vestige, tincture
- Refuge from danger or observation
"he felt secure in his father's shadow"
- A dominating and pervasive presence
"he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
- A spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
- tail, shadower
- An inseparable companion
"the poor child was his mother's shadow"
- Follow, usually without the person's knowledge
"The police are shadowing her"
- Cast a shadow over
- shade, shade off
- Make appear small by comparison
"This year's debt shadows that of last year";
- overshadow, dwarf
Derived forms: shadowed, shadowing, shadows
Type of: boding, command, darken, dominate, follow, follower, foreboding, illusion, indicant, indication, overlook, overtop, premonition, presence, presentiment, recourse, refuge, resort, scene, semblance, shade, shadiness, shadowiness, spy
Encyclopedia: Shadow, Virginia