Synonyms of shade in English:

shade


See definition of shade

noun

1‘they sat in the shade of a large oak tree’

SYNONYMS
shadow, shadiness, shadows
coolness, cool
shelter, cover
ANTONYMS

light, glare

2‘light rain began falling and the shades of evening drew on’

SYNONYMS
darkness, gathering darkness, dimness, dusk, semi-darkness, twilight
gloom, gloominess, murkiness, murk
literary gloaming
ANTONYMS

sunlight, daylight

3‘fabrics in autumnal shades’

SYNONYMS
colour, hue
tone, tint, tinge
intensity

4‘a word with many shades of meaning’

SYNONYMS
nuance, gradation, modulation, shading, degree, difference, variation, variety
nicety, subtlety
undertone, overtone

5‘there was a shade of wistfulness in his tone’

SYNONYMS
a little, a bit, a trace, a touch, a dash, a modicum, a soupçon, a suspicion, a hint, a suggestion, a tinge, a smack
slightly, rather, somewhat
informal a tad, a smidgen

6shades‘the film is about a celebrity being stalked by an obsessed man—shades of ‘The Bodyguard’’

SYNONYMS
echoes, a reminder, memories, intimations, suggestions, hints

7‘she saw a crouching figure silhouetted against the window shade’

SYNONYMS
blind, curtain, venetian blind
screen, shield, cover, covering, protection
awning, canopy

8‘he was wearing shades and a string vest’

SYNONYMS
sunglasses, dark glasses
Australian informal sunnies
Trademark Polaroids, Raybans

9‘he confronted the shade of his lost love’

SYNONYMS
ghost, spectre, phantom, apparition, spirit, wraith, phantasm, shadow
Scottish, Irish bodach
informal spook
literary revenant, wight
rare manes, eidolon

verb

1‘vines shaded a garden filled with fountains and citrus trees’

SYNONYMS
cast a shadow over, shadow, shut out the light from, block off the light to
darken, dim
shelter, cover, screen

2‘the shaded area of the diagram’

SYNONYMS
darken, colour in, pencil in, block in, fill in
cross-hatch

3‘the sky shaded from turquoise to night blue’

SYNONYMS
change gradually, transmute, turn, go, become
merge, blend

Phrases

    put someone or something in the shade

    ‘stunts that put his previous daredevilry in the shade’


    SYNONYMS
    surpass, outshine, outclass, overshadow, eclipse, exceed, excel, transcend, cap, top, outstrip, outdo, put to shame, make look pale by comparison, be better than, beat, outplay, outperform, upstage, dwarf
    informal run rings around, be head and shoulders above, be a cut above, leave standing
    archaic outrival, outvie