Synonyms of shade in English:

shade


See definition of shade

noun

1‘they sat in the shade of a large oak tree’

SYNONYMS

shadow, shadiness, shadows

coolness, cool

shelter, cover

ANTONYMS

light, glare

2‘light rain began falling and the shades of evening drew on’

SYNONYMS

darkness, gathering darkness, dimness, dusk, semi-darkness, twilight

gloom, gloominess, murkiness, murk

literary gloaming

ANTONYMS

sunlight, daylight

3‘fabrics in autumnal shades’

SYNONYMS

colour, hue

tone, tint, tinge

intensity

4‘a word with many shades of meaning’

SYNONYMS

nuance, gradation, modulation, shading, degree, difference, variation, variety

nicety, subtlety

undertone, overtone

5‘there was a shade of wistfulness in his tone’

SYNONYMS

a little, a bit, a trace, a touch, a dash, a modicum, a soupçon, a suspicion, a hint, a suggestion, a tinge, a smack

slightly, rather, somewhat

informal a tad, a smidgen

6shades‘the film is about a celebrity being stalked by an obsessed man—shades of ‘The Bodyguard’’

SYNONYMS

echoes, a reminder, memories, intimations, suggestions, hints

7‘she saw a crouching figure silhouetted against the window shade’

SYNONYMS

blind, curtain, venetian blind

screen, shield, cover, covering, protection

awning, canopy

8‘he was wearing shades and a string vest’

SYNONYMS

sunglasses, dark glasses

Australian sunnies

trademark Polaroids, Raybans

9‘he confronted the shade of his lost love’

SYNONYMS

ghost, spectre, phantom, apparition, spirit, wraith, phantasm, shadow

Irish Scottish bodach

informal spook

revenant, wight

rare manes, eidolon


verb

1‘vines shaded a garden filled with fountains and citrus trees’

SYNONYMS

cast a shadow over, shadow, shut out the light from, block off the light to

darken, dim

shelter, cover, screen

2‘the shaded area of the diagram’

SYNONYMS

darken, colour in, pencil in, block in, fill in

cross-hatch

3‘the sky shaded from turquoise to night blue’

SYNONYMS

change gradually, transmute, turn, go, become

merge, blend


Phrases

    put someone/something in the shade

      ‘stunts that put his previous daredevilry in the shade’

      SYNONYMS

      surpass, outshine, outclass, overshadow, eclipse, exceed, excel, transcend, cap, top, outstrip, outdo, put to shame, make look pale by comparison, be better than, beat, outplay, outperform, upstage, dwarf

      informal

      run rings around, be head and shoulders above, be a cut above, leave standing

      archaic

      outrival, outvie