Synonyms of shadow


1. shadow, shade, shadiness, shadowiness

usage: shade within clear boundaries

2. darkness, dark, shadow, scene

usage: an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"

3. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow, illusion, semblance

usage: something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

4. shadow, foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding

usage: a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"

5. trace, vestige, tincture, shadow, indication, indicant

usage: an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"

6. shadow, recourse, refuge, resort

usage: refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

7. shadow, presence

usage: a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

8. tail, shadow, shadower, follower, spy

usage: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

9. shadow, follower

usage: an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow"


1. shadow, follow

usage: follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"

2. shadow, shade, shade off, darken

usage: cast a shadow over

3. shadow, overshadow, dwarf, dominate, command, overlook, overtop

usage: make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

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Definition and meaning of shadow (Dictionary)