• relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body;
    • "it is much cooler in the shade"
  • a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color;
    • "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"
  • protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight;
    • "they used umbrellas as shades"
    • "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"
  • a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
    • "don't argue about shades of meaning"
  • a position of relative inferiority;
    • "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"
    • "his brother's success left him in the shade"
  • a slight amount or degree of difference;
    • "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
  • a mental representation of some haunting experience;
  • a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
  • cast a shadow over
  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • protect from light, heat, or view;
  • vary slightly;
    • "shade the meaning"
  • pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree;
    • "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"
  • SHADE v SHADED, SHADING, SHADES to screen from light or heat

Scrabble Score: 9

shade is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

shade is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

shade is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 8

shade is a valid Words With Friends word