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



  More Generic:
    recourse     refuge     resort


2. shadow  (noun) 
something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

  Also known as: apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma


  More Specific:
unidentified flying object / UFO / flying saucer - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown
Flying Dutchman - a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
ghost / shade / spook / wraith / specter / spectre - a mental representation of some haunting experience


  More Generic:
    illusion     semblance


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

  Also known as: trace, vestige, tincture


  More Specific:
footprint - a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important


  More Generic:
    indication     indicant


4. shadow  (noun) 
a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"



  More Generic:
    foreboding     premonition     presentiment     boding


5. shadow  (noun) 
an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"

  Also known as: darkness, dark


  More Generic:
    scene


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



  More Generic:
    follower


7. shadow  (noun) 
a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

  Also known as: tail, shadower


  More Generic:
    follower     spy


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



  More Generic:
    presence


9. shadow  (noun) 
shade within clear boundaries



  More Specific:
umbra - a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light
penumbra - a fringe region of partial shadow around an umbra


  More Generic:
    shade     shadiness     shadowiness


10. shadow  (verb) 
follow, usually without the person''s knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"



  More Generic:
    follow


11. shadow  (verb) 
make appear small by comparison; "This year''s debt dwarves that of last year"

  Also known as: overshadow, dwarf


  More Generic:
    dominate     command     overlook     overtop


12. shadow  (verb) 
cast a shadow over

  Also known as: shade, shade off


  More Generic:
    obscure     bedim     overcloud


 

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