New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: shadows · shadowy · shadowed · shallow · chador · eyeshadow · meadow · shade · shaded · shades
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shadow

noun
verb
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noun
1 noun dark shapescáth masc3  c m uscáil fem2  c m uI could see my shadow on the wall bhí mé in ann mo scáil a fheiceáil ar an mballato cast a shadow on sth scáil a dhéanamh ar rud, scáth a chaitheamh ar rudshe was standing in the shadow of the trees bhí sí ina seasamh faoi scáth na gcrann, bhí sí ina seasamh faoi scáil na gcrann 2 noun (also shadows) darknessdorchadas masc1  c m ubrightness and shadow solas agus dorchadasthey hunt in the shadows bíonn siad ag seilg sa dorchadas in the shadow of the night i ndorchadas na hoíche
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3 noun worry, threat etc scamall masc1  c m unéal masc1his illness was always a shadow over them bhí a bhreoiteacht i gcónaí ina néal os a gcionn 4 noun dark area under eyescáil dhorchashe has dark shadows under her eyes tá fáinní dubha faoina súile aici 5 noun COSM eye shadowscáthú súl 6 noun sb who follows sb he was her shadow for years ar feadh na mblianta ní raibh aon áit dá ndeachaigh sí nach raibh seisean léi 7 noun sb on work experienceshe'll act as your shadow for a week beidh sí do do leanúint ar feadh seachtaine
verb
8 verb throw a shadow TRANSITIVEscáth a chaitheamh arscáil a chaitheamh arher face was shadowed by her hat bhí a haghaidh faoi scáth a hata 9 verb make sb/sth sad, worried etc TRANSITIVEsadness shadowed her smile bhí an brón le brath ina meangadh gáirehe's always shadowed by fear bíonn an eagla ina scamall air ar feadh an amashe was shadowed by sorrow bhí sí faoi néal bróin 10 verb follow TRANSITIVElean verb  c m uhe was closely shadowed by his assistants all day lean a chúntóirí go dlúth é an lá ar fad, bhí a chúntóirí sna sála aige i rith an lae 11 verb watch sb as they work TRANSITIVElean verb  c m u
phrases

to cast a shadow over sth

1 impact negativelybheith i do scamall anuas ar rudthe attack is casting a shadow over the peace talks tá an t-ionsaí ina scamall ar na cainteanna síochána 2 have a lasting influencethe Famine cast a long shadow over the Irish d'fhág an Drochshaol lorg trom ar mhuintir na hÉireann

in the shadow of sb/sth

(also

in sb's/sth's shadow

) 1 dominatedhe was always in the shadow of his brother bhí sé faoi scáth a dhearthár riamh, ní raibh sé riamh chomh mór le rá lena dheartháir 2 very close toin the shadow of Croke Park díreach taobh le Páirc an Chrócaigh, buailte le Páirc an Chrócaigh, buailte ar Pháirc an Chrócaigh

he'd fight with his own shadow

throidfeadh sé lena scáil féin

to be scared of your own shadow

(also

to be afraid of your own shadow

) bheith an-scáfarbheith critheaglach

a shadow of your former self

1 of personshe's only a shadow of her former self níl inti ach a scáil, níl ann ach a taibhse, tá sí meata go mór 2 of thingthe festival is a shadow of its former self tá an fhéile dulta ar gcúl go mór, tá meath mór tagtha ar an bhféile

without a shadow of a doubt

(also

beyond a shadow of a doubt

) gan amhras dá laghadgan dabht ar domhan

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