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English Dictionary: shed by the DICT Development Group
6 results for shed
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
    Synonym(s): caducous, shed
    Antonym(s): lasting, persistent
  1. an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
  1. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
    Synonym(s): shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
  2. pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed His grace on Thee"
    Synonym(s): spill, shed, pour forth
  3. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
    Synonym(s): spill, shed, disgorge
  4. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
    Synonym(s): shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shed \Shed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Shedding}.] [OE. scheden, sch[?]den, to pour, to part, AS.
      sc[be]dan, sce[a0]dan, to pert, to separate; akin to OS.
      sk[?][?]an, OFries. sk[?]tha, G. scheiden, OHG. sceidan,
      Goth. skaidan, and probably to Lith. sk[89]du I part,
      separate, L. scindere to cleave, to split, Gr. [?][?][?],
      Skr. chid, and perch. also to L. caedere to cut. [root]159.
      Cf. {Chisel}, {Concise}, {Schism}, {Sheading}, {Sheath},
      1. To separate; to divide. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Robert of
      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. [R.] [bd]Her hair .
            . . is shed with gray.[b8] --B. Jonson.
      6. (Weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a
            shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shed \Shed\, n. [The same word as shade. See {Shade}.]
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shed \Shed\, v. i.
      1. To fall in drops; to pour. [Obs.]
                     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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shed \Shed\, n.
      1. A parting; a separation; a division. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
                     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.
      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. (Weaving) 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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shed \Shed\, n. (A[89]ronautics)
      A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
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