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Noun shadow has 9 senses
  1. shadow - shade within clear boundaries
    --1 is a kind of
    shade, shadiness, shadowiness
    --1 has particulars: umbra; penumbra
    Derived form: verb shadow2
  2. darkness, dark, shadow - an unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"
    --2 is a kind of scene
    Derived form: verb shadow2
  3. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, shadow - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
    --3 is a kind of illusion, semblance
    --3 has particulars:
     unidentified flying object, UFO, flying saucer; Flying Dutchman; ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectre
  4. shadow - a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"
    --4 is a kind of
    foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding
  5. trace, vestige, tincture, shadow - an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
    --5 is a kind of indication, indicant
    --5 has particulars: footprint
  6. shadow - refuge from danger or observation; "he felt secure in his father's shadow"
    --6 is a kind of
    recourse, refuge, resort
  7. shadow - a dominating and pervasive presence; "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"
    --7 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb shadow3
  8. tail, shadow, shadower - a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    --8 is a kind of follower; spy
    Derived form: verb shadow1
  9. shadow - an inseparable companion; "the poor child was his mother's shadow"
    --9 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb shadow1
Verb shadow has 3 senses
  1. shadow - follow, usually without the person's knowledge; "The police are shadowing her"
    --1 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun shadow9, noun shadow8, noun shadower1, noun shadowing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam cannot shadow Sue
  2. shadow, shade, shade off - cast a shadow over
    --2 is one way to obscure, bedim, overcloud
    Derived forms: noun shadow2, noun shadow1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. shadow, overshadow, dwarf - make appear small by comparison; "This year's debt dwarves that of last year"
    --3 is one way to dominate, command, overlook, overtop
    Derived form: noun shadow7
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
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