Definition of Shed

1. Noun. An outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage.

Specialized synonyms: Apiary, Bee House, Boathouse, Coal House, Toolhouse, Toolshed, Woodshed
Generic synonyms: Outbuilding

2. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"

3. Adjective. Shed at an early stage of development. "The caducous calyx of a poppy"
Exact synonyms: Caducous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Deciduous
Antonyms: Persistent

4. Verb. Pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities. "God shed His grace on Thee"
Exact synonyms: Pour Forth, Spill
Generic synonyms: Pour
Derivative terms: Spill, Spill

5. Verb. Cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over. "Spill the beans all over the table"
Exact synonyms: Disgorge, Spill
Specialized synonyms: Seed
Related verbs: Slop, Spill, Splatter
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

6. Verb. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers. "Our dog sheds every Spring"
Exact synonyms: Exuviate, Molt, Moult, Slough
Specialized synonyms: Desquamate, Peel Off
Generic synonyms: Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off
Derivative terms: Molt, Molter, Molting, Moult, Moulter, Moulting, Shedding, Slough, Sloughing

Definition of Shed

1. n. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.

2. v. t. To separate; to divide.

3. v. i. To fall in drops; to pour.

4. n. A parting; a separation; a division.

5. n. A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.

Definition of Shed

1. Verb. (transitive archaic) To part or divide. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive archaic) To pour; to make flow. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To allow to flow or fall. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To radiate, cast, give off (light). ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To pour forth, give off, impart. ¹

6. Verb. (ambitransitive) To cast off, to let fall, be divested of. ¹

7. Noun. (weaving) An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven. ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) A distinction or dividing-line. ¹

9. Noun. (obsolete) A parting in the hair. ¹

10. Noun. (obsolete) An area of land as distinguished from those around it. ¹

11. Noun. A small, typically wooden or corrugated metal, construction to store tools, bicycles, etc. ¹

12. Noun. (British derogatory informal) An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality. ¹

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Definition of Shed

1. to house in a shed (a small, low structure) [v SHEDDED, SHEDDING, SHEDS]

Medical Definition of Shed

1. 1. To fall in drops; to pour. "Such a rain down from the welkin shadde." (Chaucer) 2. To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope. "White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand." (Mortimer) 1. To separate; to divide. 2. To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain. "Did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?" (Shak) "Twice seven consenting years have shed Their utmost bounty on thy head." (Wordsworth) 3. To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves. 4. To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water. 5. To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover. "Her hair . . . Is shed with gray." 6. To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle. Origin: OE. Scheden, schden, to pour, to part, AS. Scadan, sceadan, to pert, to separate; akin to OS. Skan, OFries. Sktha, G. Scheiden, OHG. Sceidan, Goth. Skaidan, and probably to Lith. Skedu I part, separate, L. Scindere to cleave, to split, Gr, Skr. Chid, and perch. Also to L. Caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise, Schism, Sheading, Sheath, Shide. 1. A parting; a separation; a division. "They say also that the manner of making the shed of newwedded wives' hair with the iron head of a javelin came up then likewise." (Sir T. North) 2. The act of shedding or spilling; used only in composition, as in bloodshed. 3. That which parts, divides, or sheds; used in composition, as in watershed. 4. The passageway between the threads of the warp through which the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising and lowering the alternate threads. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed. "The first Aletes born in lowly shed." (Fairfax) "Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel." (Sandys) Origin: The same word as shade. See Shade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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shed (current term)
shed a tear
shed blood
shed light on
shed light upon
shed load
shed loads
shed roof
shed roofs
shed rooves
shed tears

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