from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Shade.
  • noun Shading: gradation of light and shade; also, the art of representing such gradations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Shade, or gradation of light and color; shading.
  • noun A faint representation; an adumbration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of shadow.
  • noun The effect of being shadowed (in the sense of blocked), as from a light source or radio transmission.
  • noun Speech shadowing is when an individual repeats speech as they hear it immediately without delay (usually through earphones).
  • noun espionage Secretly or discreetly tracking or following someone, keeping under surveillance.
  • noun A faint representation; an adumbration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of following someone secretly


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  • "Sometimes like women or unwedded maids

    shadowing more beauty in their airy brows

    than has the white breasts of the queen of love."

    Used in the sense of sheltering by Christopher Marlowe in Doctor Faustus.

    May 23, 2010