Shadow

Shad"ow

, v. t. [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.
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The warlike elf much wondered at this tree,
So fair and great, that shadowed all the ground.
Spenser.
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2. To conceal; to hide; to screen. [R.]
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Let every soldier hew him down a bough.
And bear't before him; thereby shall we shadow
The numbers of our host.
Shak.
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3. To protect; to shelter from danger; to shroud.
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Shadowing their right under your wings of war.
Shak.
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4. To mark with gradations of light or color; to shade.
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5. To represent faintly or imperfectly; to adumbrate; hence, to represent typically.
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Augustus is shadowed in the person of neas.
Dryden.
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6. To cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over.
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The shadowed livery of the burnished sun.
Shak.
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Why sad?
I must not see the face O love thus shadowed.
Beau. & Fl.
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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.
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