Translation of shade in Spanish:
- 1 uncountable 1.1 (dark place) we sat in the shadeis there any shade?nos sentamos a la sombra25°C in the shade¿hay sombra?to give shade25°C a la sombrato put something/somebody in the shadedar sombra1.2 (in painting, drawing)hacerle sombra a algo/alguieneclipsar algo/a alguien
- 2 countablealso: lampshade2.1 2.2 (over window)Example sentences2.3
- Back then, he sold custom picture framing, table pads, venetian blinds, window shades and did glass installations.
- Interior window shades and blinds do absolutely nothing to prevent unwanted heat from penetrating your windows.
- Keep window blinds and shades closed during hot weather to conserve energy, and open on sunny days during cold months to allow in solar heat.
- 3 3.1 countable (of color) a lighter/darker shade of greenin pastel shadesun tono más claro/más oscuro de verde3.2 countable (degree of difference, nuance) See examples: varying shades of meaningen tonos pastelevery shade of opiniondiferentes matices de significadothere is not a shade of difference between …toda clase de opinionesopiniones de todas clasesno hay la menor diferencia or ni sombra de diferencia entre …Example sentences3.3 (slight amount) [colloquial] (no plural) a shade (too) long/short
he's a shade too confidentun poquitín or una pizca largo/corto [colloquial]se tiene un poquitín demasiada confianza [colloquial]Example sentences
- They come in a variety of shades, lengths and styles.
- But, if I make an effort, I sense in my duration a variety of shades.
- The result was an unwieldy and complex organization of all social classes and all shades of unionist opinion.
- I dress stylishly, wear shades, have a cross hanging around my neck and am quite intellectual.
- Clown was sitting in the chair, again wearing his shades and a hat that seemed to look like a bucket on his head.
- He was wearing shades and a cap, which prevented either of us from knowing his identity.
- In coastal climates, coleus thrive in shade or sun, but pinks and other vivid shades become more intense in brighter light.
- The clouds consisted of many shades of light and dark grey.
- There are dark shades and lighter hues folding into each other.
- 4 countable (ghost) [literary]Example sentences
- I can feel the shades of my forebears crowding before me, waving their spectral hands at me and admonishing me to go no further.
- The bull swam with her out to sea, some say across the Pillars of Hercules to the shore of Southern Spain, others to Crete, where later she gave birth to Minos and Rhadamanthus, ruler of Elysium where the Shades go after death.
- As opera matured over the next 150 years, the dramatic duties that at first had been assigned to mere Shades and Furies were taken over by full-fledged gods and goddesses.
- 5also: shades plural5.1 [slang] → sunglasses 5.2 (on being reminded of something) See examples: shades of my schooldays!shades of Watergate!¡eso me recuerda cuando estaba en el colegio!¡uno no puede menos que acordarse de Watergate!Example sentences
- Even the soulless Laise had had a shade of humanity to her.
- There was a shade of meanness in her speech, and she spoke it so emphatically that for a moment he was not sure if she was telling the truth.
- For the first time, a shade of uncertainty entered her voice.
- 1 1.1 (protect from sun, light)(eyes/face)a large tree shaded the gardenproteger del sol/de la luzher seat was shaded from the sunun gran árbol daba sombra al jardín1.2 (screen)su asiento estaba resguardado del sol(light)you should shade the bulb a littledeberías tapar un poco la bombillaExample sentences
- He laid out the Botanic gardens in Khartoum, as he did at Luxor, in Upper Egypt; and he imported the Neem trees from India to shade the streets.
- The viewing screen can be shaded to an extent from the sun or other directional light sources, by means of baffles, but the basic problem remains.
- A giant live oak tree shaded the west side of the house, a long-abandoned tire swing hanging dejectedly from a sturdy branch.
- Clouds covered the sun, a respectful veil shading the sun's merry rays.
- He walked towards it on soft feet shading the torch with his hand to reduce its light to a narrow thread.
- But all the greenery shaded the light, casting shadows and filling the forest with deep darkness.
- 2 (Art)(background/area)Example sentences
- Exquisitely shaded pencil drawings are the basis for this slow, patient drift through a surrealist landscape that is at once impossible and alarmingly familiar.
- Underneath two arched eyebrows, her eyes were large and brown, shaped like two walnuts and looked as though they were shaded in with a pencil.
- A triangle adorned the map and the space within the triangle was shaded in red signifying the area that they would be searching.
- 3 (defeat narrowly)(American English) [colloquial]ganarle por muy poco aganarle por un pelo or por los pelos a [colloquial]Example sentences
- Was there any way to shade the odds, gain an extra edge as he had in the first challenge?
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