1. shade within clear boundaries
2. an unilluminated area
3. something existing in perception only
4. a premonition of something adverse
- a shadow over his happiness
5. an indication that something has been present
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
9. an inseparable companion
- the poor child was his mother's shadow
Sentences with shadow as a noun:
- My shadow lengthened as the sun began to set.
- The X-ray showed a shadow on his lung.
- I immediately jumped into shadow as I saw them approach.
- I don't have a shadow of doubt in my mind that my plan will succeed.
- He did not give even a shadow of respect to the professor.
- He came back from war the shadow of a man.
- the neopagan ritual was only a pale shadow of the ones the Greeks held thousands of years ago
- The constable was promoted to working as a shadow for the Royals.
1. follow, usually without the person's knowledge
- The police are shadowing her
2. cast a shadow over
Similar word(s): shade
3. make appear small by comparison
Sentences with shadow as a verb:
- Looks like that cloud's going to shadow us.