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Shade vs. Highlight — What's the Difference?

Shade vs. Highlight — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Shade and Highlight

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Shade

Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
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Highlight

An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
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Shade

Cover or shelter provided by interception by an object of the sun or its rays
Sat in the shade under the tree.
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Highlight

An especially significant or interesting detail or event.
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Shade

The part of a picture or photograph depicting darkness or shadow.
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Highlight

Highlights Strands of hair that have been lightened, as by bleaching or coloring.
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Shade

A gradation of a color as it is mixed with black or is decreasingly illuminated
Shades of gray.
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Highlight

To give a highlight to (the subject of a painting, for example).
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Shade

A slight difference or variation; a nuance
Shades of meaning.
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Highlight

To make prominent; emphasize
The article highlighted the painstaking work of the detectives.
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Shade

A small amount; a trace
Detected a shade of bitterness in her remarks.
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Highlight

To be a highlight of
The duet highlighted the concert.
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Shade

Any of various devices used to reduce or screen light or heat
Closed the window shades.
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Highlight

To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
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Shade

Shades Informal Sunglasses.
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Highlight

To lighten (strands of hair), as by bleaching or coloring.
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Shade

Dark shadows gathering at dusk
“The shades of night are falling fast” (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).
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Highlight

An area or a spot in a drawing, painting, or photograph that is strongly illuminated.
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Shade

The abode of the dead; the underworld
Went to the shades of hell.
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Highlight

(figurative) An especially significant or interesting detail or event or period of time.
Meeting my future wife was the highlight of my trip to Spain.
We'll be broadcasting the news highlights every half an hour.
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Shade

A disembodied spirit; a ghost.
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Highlight

(cosmetology) A strand or spot of hair dyed a different color than the rest.
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Shade

Shades A present reminder of a person or situation in the past
Shades of my high-school days.
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Highlight

(transitive) To make prominent; emphasize.
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Shade

(Slang) Scornful criticism or contempt
“Most fans are now speculating that the letters written on her gown were not just random and in fact were supposed to throw shade at her estranged husband” (Ashley Mitchell).
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Highlight

(transitive) To be a highlight of.
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Shade

To screen from light or heat
Trees shaded the street.
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Highlight

(transitive) To mark (important passages of text), e.g. with a fluorescent marker pen or in a wordprocessor, as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
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Shade

To obscure or darken
“A sliver of mustache shaded his upper lip” (Michael Finkel).
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Highlight

(transitive) To dye (part of the hair) a different color than the rest.
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Shade

To represent degrees of shade or shadow in
Shade a drawing.
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Highlight

To seek the attention of (a user) on IRC by mentioning their name in a message, causing that message to appear highlighted on their screen.
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Shade

To produce (gradations of light or color) in a drawing or picture
Shaded the pink in the sunset.
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Highlight

To emphasize or call attention to, by moving into the foreground or otherwise making more prominent.
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Shade

To change or vary by slight degrees
Shade the meaning.
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Highlight

To make (part of a text or image) more prominent, especially by making it of a lighter hue or of a different color than the remaining part.
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Shade

To make a slight reduction in
Shade prices.
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Highlight

The part of an image that has the most intense light.
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Shade

To pass from one quality, color, or thing to another by very slight changes or degrees.
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Highlight

The most memorable or enjoyable part; - of events or activities; as, the highlight of our trip was the tour of the Vatican.
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Shade

(uncountable) Darkness where light, particularly sunlight, is blocked.
The old oak tree gave shade in the heat of the day.
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Highlight

The most interesting or memorable part;
The highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican
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Shade

(countable) Something that blocks light, particularly in a window.
Close the shade, please: it's too bright in here.
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Highlight

An area of lightness in a picture
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Shade

(countable) A variety of a colour/color, in particular one obtained by adding black (compare tint).
I've painted my room in five lovely shades of pink and chartreuse.
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Highlight

Move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent;
The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics
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Shade

(figuratively) A subtle variation in a concept.
Shades of meaning
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Shade

(figuratively) An aspect that is reminiscent of something.
Shades of Groucho
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Shade

A very small degree of a quantity, or variety of meaning
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Shade

A ghost or specter; a spirit.
Too long have I been haunted by that shade.
The adventurer was attacked by a shade.
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Shade

(countable) A postage stamp showing an obvious difference in colour/color to the original printing and needing a separate catalogue/catalog entry.
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Shade

Subtle insults.
Throw shade
Why did you paint your room chartreuse? No shade; I'm genuinely curious.
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Shade

(countable) A cover around or above a light bulb, a lampshade.
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Shade

(historical) A candle-shade.
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Shade

(transitive) To shield (someone or something) from light.
The old oak tree shaded the lawn in the heat of the day.
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Shade

To shield oneself from light.
We shaded under a huge oak tree.
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Shade

(transitive) To alter slightly.
You'll need to shade your shot slightly to the left.
Most politicians will shade the truth if it helps them.
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Shade

(intransitive) To vary or approach something slightly, particularly in color.
The hillside was bright green, shading towards gold in the drier areas.
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Shade

To move slightly from one's normal fielding position.
Jones will shade a little to the right on this pitch count.
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Shade

(transitive) To darken, particularly in drawing.
I draw contours first, gradually shading in midtones and shadows.
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Shade

To surpass by a narrow margin.
Both parties claimed afterwards that their man did best in the debate, but an early opinion poll suggested Mr Cameron shaded it.
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Shade

To reduce (a window) so that only its title bar is visible.
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Shade

To throw shade, to subtly insult someone.
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Shade

To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen.
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Shade

To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
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Shade

Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.
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Shade

Darkness; obscurity; - often in the plural.
The shades of night were falling fast.
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Shade

An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.
Let us seek out some desolate shade, and thereWeep our sad bosoms empty.
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Shade

That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.
The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Sleep under a fresh tree's shade.
Let the arched knife well sharpened now assail the spreading shades of vegetables.
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Shade

Shadow.
Envy will merit, as its shade, pursue.
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Shade

The soul after its separation from the body; - so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.
Swift as thought the flitting shadeThro' air his momentary journey made.
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Shade

The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.
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Shade

Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.
White, red, yellow, blue, with their several degrees, or shades and mixtures, as green only in by the eyes.
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Shade

A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.
New shades and combinations of thought.
Every shade of religious and political opinion has its own headquarters.
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Shade

To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.
I went to crop the sylvan scenes,And shade our altars with their leafy greens.
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Shade

To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.
Ere in our own house I do shade my head.
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Shade

To obscure; to dim the brightness of.
Thou shad'stThe full blaze of thy beams.
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Shade

To pain in obscure colors; to darken.
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Shade

To mark with gradations of light or color.
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Shade

To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.
[The goddess] in her person cunningly did shadeThat part of Justice which is Equity.
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Shade

To undergo or exhibit minute difference or variation, as of color, meaning, expression, etc.; to pass by slight changes; - used chiefly with a preposition, as into, away, off.
This small group will be most conveniently treated with the emotional division, into which it shades.
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Shade

Relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body;
It is much cooler in the shade
There's too much shadiness to take good photographs
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Shade

A quality of a given color that differs slightly from a primary color;
After several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted
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Shade

Protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight;
They used umbrellas as shades
As the sun moved he readjusted the shade
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Shade

A subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude;
Without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
Don't argue about shades of meaning
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Shade

A position of relative inferiority;
An achievement that puts everything else in the shade
His brother's success left him in the shade
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Shade

A slight amount or degree of difference;
A tad too expensive
Not a tad of difference
The new model is a shade better than the old one
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Shade

A mental representation of some haunting experience;
He looked like he had seen a ghost
It aroused specters from his past
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Shade

A representation of the effect of shade in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)
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Shade

Cast a shadow over
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Shade

Represent the effect of shade or shadow on
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Shade

Protect from light, heat, or view;
Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight
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