shades of meaning


shades of meaning
Shades of meaning
Shades of meaning is a phrase used to describe the small, subtle differences in meaning between similar words or phrases; 'kid' and 'youth' both refer to young people, but carry differing views and ideas about young people.

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  • shades of meaning —    Shades of meaning is a phrase used to describe the small, subtle differences in meaning between similar words or phrases; kid and youth both refer to young people, but carry differing views and ideas about young people.   (Dorking School… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Shades of meaning —   Shades of meaning is a phrase used to describe the small, subtle differences in meaning between similar words or phrases; kid and youth both refer to young people, but carry differing views and ideas about young people …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • meaning — mean|ing1 [ minıŋ ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount the thing, action, feeling, idea, etc. that a word or words represent: Move this word and you change the meaning of the sentence. get/catch someone s meaning (=understand what they are saying): I …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • meaning — I UK [ˈmiːnɪŋ] / US [ˈmɪnɪŋ] noun Word forms meaning : singular meaning plural meanings *** 1) [countable/uncountable] the thing, action, feeling, idea etc that a word or words represent Move this word and you change the meaning of the sentence.… …   English dictionary

  • shades of someone — shades of (someone/something) this suggests memories of another person or thing. The president s behavior suggests he has something to hide shades of the Watergate scandal. Etymology: based on the meaning of shade (= spirit of a dead person) used …   New idioms dictionary

  • shades of something — shades of (someone/something) this suggests memories of another person or thing. The president s behavior suggests he has something to hide shades of the Watergate scandal. Etymology: based on the meaning of shade (= spirit of a dead person) used …   New idioms dictionary

  • shades of — (someone/something) this suggests memories of another person or thing. The president s behavior suggests he has something to hide shades of the Watergate scandal. Etymology: based on the meaning of shade (= spirit of a dead person) used esp. in… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Shades (music single) — Shades is a piece of instrumental music performed by the United Kingdom Symphony Orchestra, which was used in the UK as the theme to the Dulux Paint commercial in 1985 The song made the UK Singles Chart, where it stayed for four weeks, peaking at …   Wikipedia

  • The Shades — Shade Shade (sh[=a]d), n. [OE. shade, shadewe, schadewe, AS. sceadu, scead; akin to OS. skado, D. schaduw, OHG. scato, (gen. scatewes), G. schatten, Goth. skadus, Ir. & Gael. sgath, and probably to Gr. sko tos darkness. [root]162. Cf. {Shadow},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades — is a song by Timbuk3. It is the opening track from their debut album, Greetings from Timbuk 3 . It was released by I.R.S. Records in 1986. The song made the Top 20 in the United States (#19) and The United Kingdom (#18). Creative Inspiration The… …   Wikipedia