2 〔影法師〕a shadow
The shadow of the building lay across the pavement.
The wooden fence cast [threw] its shadow over [on] the lawn.
Someone could be seen silhouetted against the shoji.
3 〔映像〕an image; a reflection
The arched bridge was reflected in the pond.／The pond reflected the image of the arched bridge.
4 〔姿〕a figure
I saw (the figure of) a man running off.
tremble before the shadow [specter] of death
A dark shadow was beginning to creep over their happy life.
〔元気がない〕He looks emaciated.／〔存在が目立たない〕He does not have much of a presence.
People don't pay him as much attention as they used to.／Recently his influence has been on the wane.
((諺)) Speak of the devil (and he will appear).
His wife is always by his side.／His wife sticks to him like his shadow.
When I returned, my luggage had disappeared [my luggage was nowhere to be seen].
There have not been any 「instances of violence [violent incidents] recently.
He was a mere shadow of his former self.
影の内閣｜a shadow cabinet