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Dictionary definition for: Shadow

1. (n) shade within clear boundaries

2. (v) follow, usually without the person''s knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"

3. (n) an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"

4. (v) cast a shadow over

5. (n) something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

6. (v) make appear small by comparison; "This year''s debt dwarves that of last year"

7. (n) a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"

8. (n) an indication that something has been present; "there wasn''t a trace of evidence for the claim" "a tincture of condescension"

9. (n) refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father''s shadow"

10. (n) a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

11. (n) a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

12. (n) an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother''s shadow"

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