Definition Of shadow


a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

trees cast long shadows

an inseparable attendant or companion.

her faithful shadow, a Yorkshire terrier called Heathcliffe

envelop in shadow; cast a shadow over.

the market is shadowed by St. Margaret's church

follow and observe (someone) closely and typically secretly.

he had been up all night shadowing a team of poachers

used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom.

the shadow of war fell across Europe

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Example Of shadow

  • A shadow crossed her face at his words and Dmitri became serious again.

  • A shadow crossed his face, and he quickly changed the topic.

  • A shadow seemed to cross both of the brother's faces as Damien sat down next to Morgan.

  • A shadow seemed to suddenly cross his devilish looks, and he avoided my eyes.

  • a freedom that was more shadow than substance

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