What does the word shade mean?

Usage examples for shade

  1. We were still under the shade of the trees, and I hoped that we should not be discovered. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  2. He turned and smiled at her, but did not see me; for I stood in the shade behind the half- open door. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  3. He spoke deliberately, but with a shade of anxiety in his voice. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum