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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shadow \Shad"ow\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Shadowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shadowing}.] [OE. shadowen, AS. sceadwian. See {adow}, n.]

1. To cut off light from; to put in shade; to shade; to throw a shadow upon; to overspead with obscurity.

The warlike elf much wondered at this tree, So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground. --Spenser.

2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. [R.]

Let every soldier hew him down a bough. And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow The numbers of our host. --Shak.

3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.

Shadowing their right under your wings of war. --Shak.

4. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.

5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.

Augustus is shadowed in the person of [AE]neas. --Dryden.

6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.

The shadowed livery of the burnished sun. --Shak.

Why sad? I must not see the face O love thus shadowed. --Beau. & Fl.

7. To attend as closely as a shadow; to follow and watch closely, especially in a secret or unobserved manner; as, a detective shadows a criminal.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Shadowing \Shad"ow*ing\, noun

1. Shade, or gradation of light and color; shading. --Feltham.

2. A faint representation; an adumbration.

There are . . . in savage theology shadowings, quaint or majestic, of the conception of a Supreme Deity. --Tylor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the act of following someone secretly [syn: {shadowing}, {tailing}]

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