Shade vs. Shadow

The noun shade refers to the partly dark area sheltered from direct rays of light.

  • I am hot. Let’s sit in the shade.
  • Plants don’t grow well in the shade.


Shadow is the dark shape thrown on the ground, on a wall, floor etc., by something which cuts off the direct rays of light.

  • In the morning your shadow is shorter than you.

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