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Shadow vs. Silhouette

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Main Difference

The main difference between Shadow and Silhouette is that the Shadow is a area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object and Silhouette is a appearance and art form where only the outline of something is visible

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  • Shadow (noun)

    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."

  • Shadow (noun)

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

    "I immediately jumped into shadow as I saw them approach."

  • Shadow (noun)

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

  • Shadow (noun)

    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."

  • Shadow (noun)

    A small degree; a shade.

    "He did not give even a shadow of respect to the professor."

  • Shadow (noun)

    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"

  • Shadow (noun)

    A trainee, assigned to work with an experienced officer.

  • Shadow (noun)

    One who secretly or furtively follows another.

    "The constable was promoted to working as a shadow for the Royals."

  • Shadow (noun)

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

  • Shadow (noun)

    An influence, especially a pervasive or a negative one.

  • Shadow (noun)

    A spirit; a ghost; a shade.

  • Shadow (noun)

    An uninvited guest accompanying one who was invited.

  • Shadow (noun)

    In Jungian psychology, an unconscious aspect of the personality.

  • Shadow (verb)

    To block light or radio transmission.

    "Looks like that cloud's going to shadow us."

  • Shadow (verb)

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

  • Shadow (verb)

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

  • Shadow (verb)

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

  • Shadow (verb)

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

  • Shadow (adjective)

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

    "The human resources department has a shadow information technology group without headquarters knowledge."

  • Shadow (adjective)

    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."

  • Shadow (adjective)

    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."

  • Shadow (adjective)

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

  • Silhouette (noun)

    An illustrated outline filled in with a solid color(s), usually only black, and intended to represent the shape of an object without revealing any other visual details; a similar appearance produced when the object being viewed is situated in relative darkness with brighter lighting behind it; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be. mid 19th c.

    "I could see a silhouette of a figure looking out from the window, but I couldn't tell if it was a man or a woman."

  • Silhouette (verb)

    To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette. late 19th c.

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  • Shadow (noun)

    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.

  • Shadow (noun)

    Darkness; shade; obscurity.

  • Shadow (noun)

    A shaded place; shelter; protection; security.

  • Shadow (noun)

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

  • Shadow (noun)

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

  • Shadow (noun)

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

  • Shadow (noun)

    An imperfect and faint representation; adumbration; indistinct image; dim bodying forth; hence, mystical representation; type.

  • Shadow (noun)

    A small degree; a shade.

  • Shadow (noun)

    An uninvited guest coming with one who is invited.

  • Shadow

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

  • Shadow

    To conceal; to hide; to screen.

  • Shadow

    To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.

  • Shadow

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

  • Shadow

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

  • Shadow

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

  • Shadow

    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.

  • Silhouette (noun)

    A representation of the outlines of an object filled in with a black color; a profile portrait in black, such as a shadow appears to be.

  • Silhouette

    To represent by a silhouette; to project upon a background, so as to be like a silhouette.

Webster Dictionary
  • Shadow (noun)

    shade within clear boundaries

  • Shadow (noun)

    an unilluminated area;

    "he moved off into the darkness"

  • Shadow (noun)

    something existing in perception only;

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

  • Shadow (noun)

    a premonition of something adverse;

    "a shadow over his happiness"

  • Shadow (noun)

    an indication that something has been present;

    "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"

    "a tincture of condescension"

  • Shadow (noun)

    refuge from danger or observation;

    "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

  • Shadow (noun)

    a dominating and pervasive presence;

    "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

  • Shadow (noun)

    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

  • Shadow (noun)

    an inseparable companion;

    "the poor child was his mother's shadow"

  • Shadow (verb)

    follow, usually without the person's knowledge;

    "The police are shadowing her"

  • Shadow (verb)

    cast a shadow over

  • Shadow (verb)

    make appear small by comparison;

    "This year's debt dwarves that of last year"

  • Silhouette (noun)

    an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)

  • Silhouette (noun)

    a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

  • Silhouette (verb)

    project on a background, such as a screen, like a silhouette

  • Silhouette (verb)

    represent by a silhouette

Princeton's WordNet

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