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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) Comparative obscurity owing to interception or interruption of the rays of light; partial darkness caused by the intervention of something between the space contemplated and the source of light.

2. (n.) Darkness; obscurity; -- often in the plural.

3. (n.) An obscure place; a spot not exposed to light; hence, a secluded retreat.

4. (n.) That which intercepts, or shelters from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade.

5. (n.) Shadow.

6. (n.) The soul after its separation from the body; -- so called because the ancients it to be perceptible to the sight, though not to the touch; a spirit; a ghost; as, the shades of departed heroes.

7. (n.) The darker portion of a picture; a less illuminated part. See Def. 1, above.

8. (n.) Degree or variation of color, as darker or lighter, stronger or paler; as, a delicate shade of pink.

9. (n.) A minute difference or variation, as of thought, belief, expression, etc.; also, the quality or degree of anything which is distinguished from others similar by slight differences; as, the shades of meaning in synonyms.

10. (v. t.) To shelter or screen by intercepting the rays of light; to keep off illumination from.

11. (v. t.) To shelter; to cover from injury; to protect; to screen; to hide; as, to shade one's eyes.

12. (v. t.) To obscure; to dim the brightness of.

13. (v. t.) To pain in obscure colors; to darken.

14. (v. t.) To mark with gradations of light or color.

15. (v. t.) To present a shadow or image of; to shadow forth; to represent.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

shad, shad'-o, shad'-o-ing (tsel; skia): A shadow is any obscuration of the light and heat with the form of the intervening object, obscurely projected, constantly changing and passing away. "Shadow" is used literally of a roof (Genesis 19:8), of mountains (Judges 9:36), of trees (Judges 9:15, etc.), of wings (Psalm 17:8, etc.), of a cloud (Isaiah 25:5), of a great rock (Isaiah 32:2), of a man (Peter, Acts 5:15), of the shadow on the dial (2 Kings 20:9, etc.), of Jonah's gourd (Jonah 4:5 f). It is used also figuratively

(1) of shelter and protection (of man, Genesis 19:8 Songs 2:3 Isaiah 16:3, etc.; of God, Psalm 36:7; Psalm 91:1 Isaiah 4:6, etc.);

(2) of anything fleeting or transient, as of the days of man's life on earth (1 Chronicles 29:15 Job 8:9 Psalm 109:23);

(3) with the idea of obscurity or imperfection (in Hebrews 8:5; Hebrews 10:1, of the Law; compare Colossians 2:17);

(4) of darkness, gloom; see SHADOW OF DEATH.

In James 1:17, we have in the King James Version, "the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning" (aposkiasma); the Revised Version (British and American) "shadow that is cast by turning"; the reference is to the unchangeableness of God as contrasted with the changes of the heavenly bodies. the Revised Version (British and American) has "of the rustling of wings" for "shadowing with wings" in Isaiah 18:1; the American Standard Revised Version has "shade" for "shadow" in various places (Judges 9:15 Job 40:22 Isaiah 4:6, etc.). In Job 40:21, 22, for "shady trees" the Revised Version (British and American) has "lotus-trees."

W. L. Walker

4639. skia -- shadow
... Feminine Transliteration: skia Phonetic Spelling: (skee'-ah) Short Definition: a
shadow, thick darkness, an outline Definition: a shadow, shade, thick darkness ...
// - 6k

1982. episkiazo -- to overshadow
... envelop. 1982 (from 1909 , "upon" and , "to cast shade") -- properly, to
cast a shadow ; , which leaves a natural (apt) result. 1982 ...
// - 7k

644. aposkiasma -- a shadow
... copy of an object. 644 (from 575 , "from" and , "cast shade") -- properly,
a created by turning. Typically shadows change according ...
// - 7k

2683. kataskiazo -- to overshadow
... Word Origin from kata and skiazo (to overshadow, shade); from skia Definition
to overshadow NASB Word Usage overshadowing (1). to overshadow. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
2927. telal -- to have shade
... 2926, 2927. telal. 2928 . to have shade. Transliteration: telal Phonetic
Spelling: (tel-al') Short Definition: shade. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2927.htm - 6k

6753. Tselelponi -- "give shade, you who turn to me!" an Israelite ...
... "give shade, you who turn to me ... Word Origin from tsalal and panah Definition "give
shade, you who turn to me!" an Isr. woman NASB Word Usage Hazzelelponi (1). ...
/hebrew/6753.htm - 6k

6738. tsel -- a shadow
... Word Origin from tsalal Definition a shadow NASB Word Usage protection (4), shade
(15), shadow (30), shadows (3), shelter (1). defense, shadow. ...
/hebrew/6738.htm - 6k

6751. tsalal -- to be or grow dark
... dark. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to be or grow dark NASB Word Usage
grew dark (1), shade (1). begin to be dark, shadowing. ...
/hebrew/6751.htm - 6k

7700. shed -- probably demon
... 7699b, 7700. shed. 7701 . probably demon. Transliteration: shed Phonetic
Spelling: (shade) Short Definition: demons. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/7700.htm - 5k

6766. Tseltsach -- a place in Benjamin
... Zelzah. From tsel and tsach; clear shade; Tseltsach, a place in Palestine -- Zelzah.
see HEBREW tsel. see HEBREW tsach. 6765, 6766. Tseltsach. 6767 . ...
/hebrew/6766.htm - 6k

4588. mauph -- gloom
... dimness. From uwph in the sense of covering with shade (compare muw'aph); darkness --
dimness. see HEBREW uwph. see HEBREW muw'aph. 4587, 4588. mauph. 4589 > ...
/hebrew/4588.htm - 6k

6759. Tsalmunna -- a king of Midian
... Zalmunna. From tsel and mana'; shade has been denied; Tsalmunna, a Midianite --
Zalmunna. see HEBREW tsel. see HEBREW mana'. 6758, 6759. Tsalmunna. 6760 . ...
/hebrew/6759.htm - 6k

4699. metsullah -- a basin or hollow
... Word Origin from the same as tsulah Definition a basin or hollow NASB Word Usage
ravine (1). bottom. From tsalal; shade -- bottom. see HEBREW tsalal. ...
/hebrew/4699.htm - 6k

6752. tselel -- shadow
... Word Origin the same as tsel, qv. shadow From tsalal; shade -- shadow. see HEBREW
tsalal. 6751, 6752. tselel. 6753 . Strong's Numbers.
/hebrew/6752.htm - 5k


Within the Garden's Sombre Shade,
... EASTER Within the garden's sombre shade,. 8,8,8,8 tr., John Brownlie. I. Within
the garden's sombre shade,. The Christ of God in anguish prayed;". ...
/.../brownlie/hymns from the east/within the gardens sombre shade.htm

Within the Garden's Sombre Shade,
... PASSIONTIDE II Within the garden's sombre shade,. 8,8,8,8. Within the garden's
sombre shade,. The Christ of God in anguish prayed;". ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the russian church/ii within the gardens sombre.htm

Light and Shade.
... IV. LIGHT AND SHADE. THE CHIANG-CHIU VALLEY. Among the jottings in Mr.
Talmage's diary for 1847-1848 we find mention of a tour to ...
// years in south china/iv light and shade.htm

Book vii. On the Useful or the Ordinary
... The shade, as we have indicated, means divine protection; the shade, in other
cases, means sins: sitting in darkness and shade like the dead. ...
/.../eucherius/the formulae of st eucherius of lyons/book vii on the useful.htm

Bowed with Grief and Anguish Low,
... All my grief before Him lay: Tell Him, 'neath the willow shade,. Ah! ... For the willow's
weeping shade. Marks the place where vows are made. IV. ...
/.../brownlie/hymns of the apostolic church/bowed with grief and anguish.htm

Under his Shadow.
... The shadow of a rock is more dense, more complete, and more cool than any other
shade; and so the peace which Jesus gives passeth all understanding, there is ...
// he come/under his shadow.htm

"Pan, Pan is Dead"
... temple. He struggles up through a tangle of carts, and finds a slanting
standing-ground on the edge of the shade of the tree. All ...
/.../wilson-carmichael/things as they are/chapter xxiii pan pan is.htm

Alexandria and Rome - the Jewish Communities in the Capitals of ...
... waters, to watch the strange vegetation and fauna of its banks; to gaze beyond,
where they merged into the trackless desert; to wander under the shade of its ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter v alexandria and rome.htm

The Big Road
... Excepting in the early summer months when patches of vivid green indicate the fields
of growing wheat, the landscape is of a uniform shade which is best ...
/.../cable/the fulfilment of a dream of pastor hsis/chapter ii the big road.htm

A Heart-Breaking Verse.
... You even see a hand drawing aside the edge of the window shade, and two eyes that
you know so well peer out through the crack at you; then the shade goes to ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks on johns gospel/a heart-breaking verse.htm

Shade (67 Occurrences)
... from, light or the direct rays of the sun; hence, also, that which protects from
heat or currents of air; a screen; protection; shelter; cover; as, a lamp shade...
/s/shade.htm - 31k

Death-shade (16 Occurrences)
Death-shade. Death's, Death-shade. Death-stroke . Multi-Version
Concordance Death-shade (16 Occurrences). Luke 1:79 ...
/d/death-shade.htm - 10k

Shadow (72 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Shade within defined limits; obscurity or deprivation of light, apparent
on a surface, and representing the form of the body which intercepts the rays ...
/s/shadow.htm - 35k

Shady (3 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Abounding in shade or shades;
overspread with shade; causing shade. 2. (superl.) Sheltered ...
/s/shady.htm - 7k

Shelter (36 Occurrences)
... (WEB NAS NIV). Isaiah 4:6 There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from
the heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain. ...
/s/shelter.htm - 17k

Ruthless (21 Occurrences)
... Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strong place for the poor and the crushed in their
trouble, a safe place from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the wrath ...
/r/ruthless.htm - 12k

Shadowing (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shadow. 2. (n.) Shade, or gradation of light and color;
shading. ... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SHADE; SHADOW; SHADOWING. ...
/s/shadowing.htm - 10k

Plants (70 Occurrences)
... it is planted, it comes up, and becomes taller than all the plants, and puts out
great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to take rest in its shade...
/p/plants.htm - 27k

Storm (62 Occurrences)
... (See NAS). Isaiah 4:6 There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from the
heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain. ...
/s/storm.htm - 25k

Lotus (2 Occurrences)
... shady trees): The trees under which behemoth (the "hippopotams") rests; "He lieth
under the lotus-trees," "The lotus-trees cover him with their shade" (Job 40 ...
/l/lotus.htm - 8k

Bible Concordance
Shade (67 Occurrences)

Matthew 4:16 The people who were in the dark saw a great light, and to those in the land of the shade of death did the dawn come up.

Mark 4:32 But when it is planted, it comes up, and becomes taller than all the plants, and puts out great branches, so that the birds of heaven are able to take rest in its shade.

Luke 1:79 To give light to those in dark places, and in the shade of death, so that our feet may be guided into the way of peace.

Luke 9:34 And while he said these things, the shade of a cloud came over them, and they were full of fear when they went into the cloud.

Acts 5:15 And they even took into the streets people who were ill, and put them on beds, so that when Peter went by, some of them might be in his shade.

James 1:17 Every good and true thing is given to us from heaven, coming from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change or any shade made by turning.

Genesis 19:8 See now, I have two unmarried daughters; I will send them out to you so that you may do to them whatever seems good to you: only do nothing to these men, for this is why they have come under the shade of my roof.

Judges 9:15 "The bramble said to the trees,'If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and take refuge in my shade; and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.'

Judges 9:36 And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul, See! people are coming down from the tops of the mountains. And Zebul said to him, You see the shade of the mountains like men.

2 Kings 20:9 And Isaiah said, This is the sign the Lord will give you, that he will do what he has said; will the shade go forward ten degrees or back?

2 Kings 20:10 And Hezekiah said in answer, It is a simple thing for the shade to go forward; but let it go back ten degrees.

2 Kings 20:11 Then Isaiah the prophet made prayer to the Lord, and he made the shade go back ten degrees from its position on the steps of Ahaz.

1 Chronicles 29:15 For we, as all our fathers were, are like men from a strange country before you, who have got a place for a time in the land; our days on the earth are like a shade, and there is no hope of going on.

Nehemiah 8:15 and that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth to the mountain, and get olive branches, and branches of wild olive, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.
(See NIV)

Job 7:2 As a servant desiring the shades of evening, and a workman looking for his payment:
(Root in BBE NAS)

Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and have no knowledge, because our days on earth are gone like a shade:)

Job 12:22 Uncovering deep things out of the dark, and making the deep shade bright;

Job 14:2 He comes out like a flower, and is cut down: he goes in flight like a shade, and is never seen again.

Job 17:7 My eyes have become dark because of my pain, and all my body is wasted to a shade.

Job 24:17 For the morning is to them even as the shades of death: if one knoweth them, they are in the terrors of the shades of death.
(Root in WBS YLT)

Job 40:21 He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.

Job 40:22 The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings,

Psalms 23:4 Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.

Psalms 36:7 How good is your loving mercy, O God! the children of men take cover under the shade of your wings.

Psalms 44:19 Though you have let us be crushed in the place of jackals, though we are covered with darkest shade.

Psalms 63:7 Because you have been my help, I will have joy in the shade of your wings.

Psalms 80:10 The mountains were covered with its shade, and the great trees with its branches.

Psalms 91:1 Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret of the Lord, and under the shade of the wings of the Most High;

Psalms 102:11 My days are like a shade which is stretched out; I am dry like the grass.

Psalms 109:23 I am gone like the shade when it is stretched out: I am forced out of my place like a locust.

Psalms 121:5 Yahweh is your keeper. Yahweh is your shade on your right hand.

Psalms 144:4 Man is like a breath: his life is like a shade which is quickly gone.

Ecclesiastes 6:12 Who is able to say what is good for man in life all the days of his foolish life which he goes through like a shade? who will say what is to be after him under the sun?

Ecclesiastes 8:13 But it will not be well for the evil-doer; he will not make his days long like a shade, because he has no fear before God.

Song of Songs 2:3 As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, so is my loved one among the sons. I took my rest under his shade with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

Isaiah 4:6 There will be a pavilion for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a refuge and for a shelter from storm and from rain.

Isaiah 16:3 Give counsel! Execute justice! Make your shade like the night in the midst of the noonday! Hide the outcasts! Don't betray the fugitive!

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat, when the blast of the dreaded ones is like a storm against the wall.

Isaiah 25:5 As the heat in a dry place will you bring down the noise of strangers; as the heat by the shade of a cloud, the song of the dreaded ones will be brought low.

Isaiah 25:7 And in this mountain he will put an end to the shade covering the face of all peoples, and the veil which is stretched over all nations.

Isaiah 30:2 Who make a move to go down into Egypt, without authority from me; who are looking to the strength of Pharaoh for help, and whose hope is in the shade of Egypt.

Isaiah 30:3 And the strength of Pharaoh will be your shame, and your hope in the shade of Egypt will come to nothing.

Isaiah 32:2 A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.

Isaiah 34:15 The arrow snake will make her nest there, and lay, hatch, and gather under her shade. Yes, the kites will be gathered there, every one with her mate.

Isaiah 38:8 See, I will make the shade which has gone down on the steps of Ahaz with the sun, go back ten steps. So the shade went back the ten steps by which it had gone down.

Isaiah 49:2 And he has made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shade of his hand he has kept me; and he has made me like a polished arrow, keeping me in his secret place;

Isaiah 51:16 And I have put my words in your mouth, covering you with the shade of my hand, stretching out the heavens, and placing the earth on its base, and saying to Zion, You are my people.

Jeremiah 2:6 And they never said, Where is the Lord, who took us up out of the land of Egypt; who was our guide through the waste of sand, through an unplanted land full of deep holes, through a dry land of deep shade, which no one went through and where no man was living?

Jeremiah 4:30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 48:45 Those who went in flight from the fear are waiting under the shade of Heshbon: for a fire has gone out from Heshbon and a flame from the house of Sihon, burning up the pride of Moab and the crown of the head of the violent ones.

Lamentations 4:20 Our breath of life, he on whom the holy oil was put, was taken in their holes; of whom we said, Under his shade we will be living among the nations.

Ezekiel 17:23 in the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it; and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all birds of every wing; in the shade of its branches shall they dwell.

Ezekiel 27:7 The best linen with needlework from Egypt was your sail, stretched out to be a flag for you; blue and purple from the sea-lands of Elishah gave you shade.

Ezekiel 31:3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with beautiful branches, and with a forest-like shade, and of high stature; and its top was among the thick boughs.

Ezekiel 31:6 In its branches all the birds of heaven came to rest, and under its arms all the beasts of the field gave birth to their young, and great nations were living in its shade.

Ezekiel 31:12 And men from strange lands, who are to be feared among the nations, after cutting him off, have let him be: on the mountains and in all the valleys his branches have come down; his arms are broken by all the waterways of the land; all the peoples of the earth have gone from his shade, and have let him be.

Ezekiel 31:17 And they will go down with him to the underworld, to those who have been put to the sword; even those who were his helpers, living under his shade among the nations

Daniel 4:12 Its leaves were fair and it had much fruit, and in it was food enough for all: the beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of heaven were resting in its branches, and it gave food to all living things.

Daniel 4:21 whose leaves were beautiful, and its fruit much, and in it was food for all; under which the animals of the field lived, and on whose branches the birds of the sky had their habitation:
(See RSV)

Hosea 4:13 They sacrifice on the tops of the mountains, and burn incense on the hills, under oaks and poplars and terebinths, because its shade is good. Therefore your daughters play the prostitute, and your brides commit adultery.

Hosea 14:7 Men will dwell in his shade. They will revive like the grain, and blossom like the vine. Their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon.

Joel 2:2 For a day of dark and deep shade is near, a day of cloud and black night: like a black cloud a great and strong people is covering the mountains; there has never been any like them and will not be after them again, from generation to generation.

Jonah 4:5 Then Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made himself a booth, and sat under it in the shade, until he might see what would become of the city.

Jonah 4:6 Yahweh God prepared a vine, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the vine.

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and sorrow, a day of wasting and destruction, a day of dark night and deep shade, a day of cloud and thick dark.

Zechariah 1:8 I have seen by night, and lo, one riding on a red horse, and he is standing between the myrtles that 'are' in the shade, and behind him 'are' horses, red, bay, and white.



Related Terms

Death-shade (16 Occurrences)

Shadow (72 Occurrences)

Shady (3 Occurrences)

Shelter (36 Occurrences)

Ruthless (21 Occurrences)

Shadowing (3 Occurrences)

Plants (70 Occurrences)

Storm (62 Occurrences)

Lotus (2 Occurrences)

Light (2869 Occurrences)

Tone (9 Occurrences)

Reduced (16 Occurrences)

Dark (234 Occurrences)

Declining (3 Occurrences)

Declined (11 Occurrences)

Dreaded (11 Occurrences)

Discerneth (10 Occurrences)

Poplars (5 Occurrences)

Protection (19 Occurrences)

Poplar (4 Occurrences)

Stairway (12 Occurrences)

Shroud (6 Occurrences)

Stilled (9 Occurrences)

Boughs (29 Occurrences)

Uproar (33 Occurrences)

Shoots (32 Occurrences)

Arrow (34 Occurrences)

Ishmael (44 Occurrences)

Shading (1 Occurrence)

Thin (39 Occurrences)

Holes (36 Occurrences)

Nest (22 Occurrences)

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Foreigners (76 Occurrences)

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Forest (67 Occurrences)

Branches (103 Occurrences)

Silence (80 Occurrences)

Waited (72 Occurrences)

Streams (80 Occurrences)

Cedar (61 Occurrences)

Garden (68 Occurrences)

Wings (81 Occurrences)

Serpent (40 Occurrences)

Hole (88 Occurrences)

Trees (179 Occurrences)

Kites (1 Occurrence)

Nuts (2 Occurrences)

Noonday (13 Occurrences)

Nested (3 Occurrences)

Unmarried (13 Occurrences)

Ugly (7 Occurrences)

Up (25836 Occurrences)

Uncovering (13 Occurrences)

Unplanted (3 Occurrences)

Overshadowing (5 Occurrences)

Outcasts (13 Occurrences)

Oaks (14 Occurrences)

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Juniper (7 Occurrences)

Jotham (26 Occurrences)

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Lotuses (1 Occurrence)

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Gloom (29 Occurrences)

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