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Definition of shadow:

  1. A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
  2. A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
  3. A small degree; a shade.
  4. A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.
  5. An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
  6. An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.
  7. Darkness; shade; obscurity.
  8. Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays of light; as, the shadow of a man, of a tree, or of a tower. See the Note under Shade, n., 1.
  9. That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
  10. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.
  11. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
  12. To conceal; to hide; to screen.
  13. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
  14. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
  15. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
  16. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.

Synonyms:

rear, hind end, vestige, semblance, phantasma, backside, buttocks, revenant, tail, poop, bogeyman, dash, tincture, fanny, wickedness, derriere, whiff, light, behind, tail end, empennage, nighttime, fag end, supernatural, whisper, suspicion, swarthiness, haunt, iniquity, wraith, bum, tracing, fantasm, suggestion, streak, tail assembly, arse, buns, hair, bogey, visitant, fundament, tint, taste, whisker, breath, spook, shade off, shade, watcher, big, bottom, nates, rump, bogle, tush, dominate, tooshie, investigate, adumbration, hindquarters, obscuration, phantom, ass, tone, umbrage, keister, eidolon, penumbra, after part, night, rear end, trace, touch, shadower, can, tinge, apparition, spectre, intimation, show, seat, darkness, hint, stern, fill in, prat, posterior, dark, overshadow, dwarf, quarter, butt, umbra.

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