American Englishinformalto be extremely rich - used humorously
WORD FOCUS: colour WORD FOCUS: colour a particular kind of colour:shade, hint, hue words for describing dark colours:dark, deep, rich words for describing light colours:light, pale, soft, pastel words for describing bright colours:bright, brilliant, vivid, garishdisapproving, gaudydisapproving having a lot of colours:colourful, multicolouredBritish English/multicoloredAmerican English ➔ See alsocolourWORD CHOICE: WORD CHOICE: shadow, shadeA shadow is a dark shape made by something that blocks the sun or a light• She saw his shadow on the wall.Shadowis an area of darkness made like this• The side of the valley was in shadow.Shadeis a cool dark area where the sun does not reach, made by the shadow of something such as a tree or wall• Let's eat our lunch in the shade. • He sat under the shade of a tree. ➔ See alsoshadow
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.