Definition of Shading

1. Noun. Graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting.

Generic synonyms: Marking
Specialized synonyms: Crosshatch, Hachure, Hatch, Hatching
Derivative terms: Shade



2. Noun. A gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades.
Exact synonyms: Blending
Generic synonyms: Gradation, Graduation

Definition of Shading

1. n. Act or process of making a shade.

Definition of Shading

1. Verb. (present participle of shade) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shading

1. protection against light or heat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shading

shadeless
shadelessly
shader
shaderless
shaders
shades
shades of
shadflies
shadflower
shadfly
shadier
shadiest
shadily
shadiness
shadinesses
shading (current term)
shadings
shadkhan
shadkhanim
shadkhans
shadlunite
shado beni
shadoof
shadoofs
shadow
shadow-box
shadow-boxing
shadow-cast replica
shadow-casting
shadow bank

Literary usage of Shading

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

1. A Manual of Topographical Drawing by Richard Somers Smith (1856)
"that is, in a direction contrary to the general motion of the shading lines of the drawing. They should be made as black as possible. (Fig. ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1907)
"THE shading OF PLANTS By BM Duggar The shading of plants is a relative expression. ... As used by horticulturists, shading has reference most frequently to ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The work of shading and making so-called half-tints was not attempted; ... In the 14th century the art of shading was advanced by removing certain portions, ..."

4. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1886)
"shading AND HEATING. Next comes the shading and heating of the Orchid house. With respect to the shading, I am convinced that all Orchids ..."

5. Concealing-coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of by Gerald Handerson Thayer, Abbott Handerson Thayer (1909)
"When an unmarked solid object in a given lighting has been reduced to a perfectly 'flat' monochrome by counter shading, so that it lacks all visible ..."

6. Topographical Drawing and Sketching: Including Applications of Photography by Henry Albert Reed (1886)
"Contours and brush-shading, which may be termed the Brush System. ... A description of hill-shading naturally comes first in the explanation of Method II. ..."

7. The Practical Draughtsman's Book of Industrial Design and Machinist's and by Charles A. Armengaud, William Johnson, Jules Amouroux (1854)
"shading BY SOFTENED WASHES. 304. This system of shading differs from the former in producing the effects of light and shade by imperceptible gradations, ..."

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