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Overview of noun shadow

The noun shadow has 9 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (17) shadow

(shade within clear boundaries)

2. (8) darkness, dark, shadow

(an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness")

3. (3) apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow

(something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight")

4. (1) shadow

(a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness")

5. (1) trace, vestige, tincture, shadow

(an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension")

6. (1) shadow

(refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow")

7. shadow

(a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father")

8. tail, shadow, shadower

(a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements)

9. shadow

(an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow")


Overview of verb shadow

The verb shadow has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) shadow

(follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her")

2. shadow, shade, shade off

(cast a shadow over)

3. shadow, overshadow, dwarf

(make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year")

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