Shadow

Definition of Shadow

Shad´ow   Pronunciation: shăd´ô
n.1.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.
2.Darkness; shade; obscurity.
Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise.
- Denham.
3.A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.
In secret shadow from the sunny ray,
On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid.
- Spenser.
4.A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.
5.That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.
Sin and her shadow Death.
- Milton.
6.A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.
7.An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.
The law having a shadow of good things to come.
- Heb. x. 1.
[Types] and shadows of that destined seed.
- Milton.
8.A small degree; a shade.
9.An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.
I must not have my board pastered with shadows
That under other men's protection break in
Without invitement.
- Massinger.
Shadow of death
darkness or gloom like that caused by the presence or the impending of death.
- Ps. xxiii. 4.
v. t.1.To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.
[imp. & p. p. Shadowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Shadowing.]
The warlike elf much wondered at this tree,
So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground.
- Spenser.
2.To conceal; to hide; to screen.
Let every soldier hew him down a bough.
And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host.
- Shak.
3.To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
Shadowing their right under your wings of war.
- Shak.
4.To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
5.To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
Augustus is shadowed in the person of æneas.
- Dryden.
6.To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
The shadowed livery of the burnished sun.
- Shak.
Why sad?
I must not see the face O love thus shadowed.
- Beau. & Fl.
7.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.

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