Definition of Shades

1. Noun. Spectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun. "He was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"

Exact synonyms: Dark Glasses, Sunglasses
Terms within: Polaroid
Generic synonyms: Eyeglasses, Glasses, Specs, Spectacles
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Shades

1. Noun. (plural of shade) ¹

2. Noun. (pluralonly) (slang) sunglasses, sun-glasses ¹

3. Verb. (third-person singular of shade) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shades

1. shade [v] - See also: shade

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shades

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shade horsetail
shade horsetails
shade off
shade tree
shadebob
shadebobs
shaded
shaded riverine aquatic cover
shadeful
shadeless
shadelessly
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shaderless
shaders
shades (current term)
shades of
shadflies
shadflower
shadfly
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shadily
shadiness
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shading
shadings
shadkhan
shadkhanim
shadkhans

Literary usage of Shades

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The color is of great body, and includes shades of red, magenta and violet. The dye appears in the market as a thick liquid called "archil,9 a paste called ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... with two tints and two shades of each. Color has three characteristics : hue, purity or saturation, and luminosity or brightness. Hue is color per se, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
""PEEL, "The shades. " No doubt, you would like to lead people by the nose, and persuade them that YOU have found out a remedy for the complaints of Ireland ..."

4. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"Lighter shades and White.—Through weathering original colors may be changed to lighter secondary shades of the same hue, or to white. ..."

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