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Shadow vs. Shelter

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Shadownoun

A dark image projected onto a surface where light (or other radiation) is blocked by the shade of an object.

‘My shadow lengthened as the sun began to set.’; ‘The X-ray showed a shadow on his lung.’;

Shelternoun

A refuge, haven or other cover or protection from something.

Shadownoun

Relative darkness, especially as caused by the interruption of light; gloom, obscurity.

‘I immediately jumped into shadow as I saw them approach.’;

Shelternoun

An institution that provides temporary housing for homeless people, battered women etc.

Shadownoun

(obsolete) A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.

Shelterverb

(transitive) To provide cover from damage or harassment; to shield; to protect.

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Shadownoun

That which looms as though a shadow.

‘I don't have a shadow of doubt in my mind that my plan will succeed. The shadow of fear of my being outed always affects how I live my life. I lived in her shadow my whole life.’;

Shelterverb

(intransitive) To take cover.

‘During the rainstorm, we sheltered under a tree.’;

Shadownoun

A small degree; a shade.

‘He did not give even a shadow of respect to the professor.’;

Shelternoun

That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance; a protection; a screen.

‘The sick and weak the healing plant shall aid,From storms a shelter, and from heat a shade.’;

Shadownoun

An imperfect and faint representation.

‘He came back from war the shadow of a man.’; ‘the neopagan ritual was only a pale shadow of the ones the Greeks held thousands of years ago’;

Shelternoun

One who protects; a guardian; a defender.

‘Thou [God] hast been a shelter for me.’;

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Shadownoun

A trainee, assigned to work with an experienced officer.

Shelternoun

The state of being covered and protected; protection; security.

‘Who into shelter takes their tender bloom.’;

Shadownoun

One who secretly or furtively follows another.

‘The constable was promoted to working as a shadow for the Royals.’;

Shelterverb

To be a shelter for; to provide with a shelter; to cover from injury or annoyance; to shield; to protect.

‘Those ruins sheltered once his sacred head.’; ‘You have no convents . . . in which such persons may be received and sheltered.’;

Shadownoun

A type of lettering form of word processors that makes a cubic effect.

Shelterverb

To screen or cover from notice; to disguise.

‘In vain I strove to cheek my growing flame,Or shelter passion under friendship's name.’;

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Shadownoun

An influence, especially a pervasive or a negative one.

Shelterverb

To betake to cover, or to a safe place; - used reflexively.

‘They sheltered themselves under a rock.’;

Shadownoun

A spirit; a ghost; a shade.

Shelterverb

To take shelter.

‘There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat,Shelters in cool.’;

Shadownoun

An uninvited guest accompanying one who was invited.

Shelternoun

a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

Shadownoun

(psychology) In Jungian psychology, an unconscious aspect of the personality.

Shelternoun

protective covering that provides protection from the weather

Shadowverb

To block light or radio transmission.

‘Looks like that cloud's going to shadow us.’;

Shelternoun

the condition of being protected;

‘they were huddled together for protection’; ‘he enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home’;

Shadowverb

(espionage) To secretly or discreetly track or follow another, to keep under surveillance.

Shelternoun

a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

Shadowverb

To accompany a professional during the working day, so as to learn about an occupation one intends to take up.

Shelternoun

temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

Shadowverb

(programming) To make an identifier, usually a variable, inaccessible by declaring another of the same name within the scope of the first.

Shelterverb

provide shelter for;

‘After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people’;

Shadowverb

(computing) To apply the shadowing process to (the contents of ROM).

Shelterverb

invest (money) so that it is not taxable

Shadowadjective

Unofficial, informal, unauthorized, but acting as though it were.

‘The human resources department has a shadow information technology group without headquarters knowledge.’;

Shadowadjective

Having power or influence, but not widely known or recognized.

‘The director has been giving shadow leadership to the other group's project to ensure its success.’; ‘The illuminati shadow group has been pulling strings from behind the scenes.’;

Shadowadjective

(politics) Acting in a leadership role before being formally recognized.

‘The shadow cabinet cannot agree on the terms of the agreement due immediately after they are sworn in.’; ‘The insurgents’ shadow government is being crippled by the federal military strikes.’;

Shadowadjective

Part of, or related to, the opposition in government.

Shadownoun

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.

Shadownoun

Darkness; shade; obscurity.

‘Night's sable shadows from the ocean rise.’;

Shadownoun

A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.

‘In secret shadow from the sunny ray,On a sweet bed of lilies softly laid.’;

Shadownoun

A reflected image, as in a mirror or in water.

Shadownoun

That which follows or attends a person or thing like a shadow; an inseparable companion; hence, an obsequious follower.

‘Sin and her shadow Death.’;

Shadownoun

A spirit; a ghost; a shade; a phantom.

Shadownoun

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.’; ‘[Types] and shadows of that destined seed.’;

Shadownoun

A small degree; a shade.

Shadownoun

An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.

‘I must not have my board pastered with shadowsThat under other men's protection break inWithout invitement.’;

Shadowverb

To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.

‘The warlike elf much wondered at this tree,So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground.’;

Shadowverb

To conceal; to hide; to screen.

‘Let every soldier hew him down a bough.And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadowThe numbers of our host.’;

Shadowverb

To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.

‘Shadowing their right under your wings of war.’;

Shadowverb

To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.

Shadowverb

To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.

‘Augustus is shadowed in the person of æneas.’;

Shadowverb

To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.

‘The shadowed livery of the burnished sun.’; ‘Why sad?I must not see the face O love thus shadowed.’;

Shadowverb

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.

Shadownoun

shade within clear boundaries

Shadownoun

an unilluminated area;

‘he moved off into the darkness’;

Shadownoun

something existing in perception only;

‘a ghostly apparition at midnight’;

Shadownoun

a premonition of something adverse;

‘a shadow over his happiness’;

Shadownoun

an indication that something has been present;

‘there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim’; ‘a tincture of condescension’;

Shadownoun

refuge from danger or observation;

‘he felt secure in his father's shadow’;

Shadownoun

a dominating and pervasive presence;

‘he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father’;

Shadownoun

a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Shadownoun

an inseparable companion;

‘the poor child was his mother's shadow’;

Shadowverb

follow, usually without the person's knowledge;

‘The police are shadowing her’;

Shadowverb

cast a shadow over

Shadowverb

make appear small by comparison;

‘This year's debt dwarves that of last year’;

Shadow

A shadow is a dark (real image) area where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. It occupies all of the three-dimensional volume behind an object with light in front of it.

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