Definition for SHAD'OW

SHAD'OW, v.t.

  1. To overspread with obscurity. The warlike elf much wonder'd at this tree / So fair and great, that shadow'd all the ground. – Spenser. [Shade is more generally used.]
  2. To cloud; to darken. The shadow livery of the burning sun. – Shak.
  3. To make cool; to refresh by shade; or to shade. Flowery fields and shadow'd waters. – Sidney.
  4. To conceal; to hide; to screen. Let every soldier hew him down a bough, / And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow / The number our host. [Unusual.] – Shak.
  5. To protect; to screen from danger; to shroud. Shadowing their right under your wings of war. – Shak.
  6. To mark with slight gradations of color or light. – Locke. [In this sense, shade is chiefly used.]
  7. To paint in obscure colors; as, void spaces deeply shadowed. – Dryden.
  8. To represent faintly or imperfectly. Augustus is shadowed in the person of Æneas. – Dryden.
  9. To represent typically. The healing power of the brazen serpent shadoweth the efficacy of Christ's righteousness. [The two last senses are in use. In place of the others, shade is now more generally used.]

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