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According to WordNet, the noun "shades" has 8 sense(s).

104959230 a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color; "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted".

113951794 a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade".

105898171 a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past".

104181983 a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment).

113984613 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".

104181718 protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight; "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade".

113763185 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".

106606191 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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