shadow

noun

verb

Dialects

Emoji One Apple Twemoji Facebook Messenger Google
Emoji One's ghost emoji Apple's ghost emoji Twemoji's ghost emoji Facebook's ghost emoji Messenger's ghost emoji Google's ghost emoji

Origin

Old English scead(u)we (noun), oblique case of sceadu (see shade), sceadwian ‘screen or shield from attack’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaduw and German Schatten (nouns), from an Indo-European root shared by Greek skotos ‘darkness’.

Pronunciation

  • shadow /ˈʃadəʊ/