shadow

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
shadow

Plural
shadows

Shadows
  1. (countable) A shadow is the dark area that is made when something blocks light, and that is shaped like the thing blocking the light.
    I saw your shadow against the wall.
    The shadows got long as the sun set.
  2. (uncountable) The darkness that is in a shadow.
    The room filled with shadow as the night came.


Verb[change]

Plain form
shadow

Third-person singular
shadows

Past tense
shadowed

Past participle
shadowed

Present participle
shadowing

  1. (transitive) If you shadow someone you follow them closely without their knowing it.
    The detective shadowed the thief.
  2. (transitive & intransitive) If something is being shadowed it is being covered in shadow or made dark.
    The curtains shadowed the room.

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