A garden shed.
- The definition of a shed is a small building used for storage or as a workshop.
An example of a shed is where people store their garden tools.
- Shed is defined as to give off or to cause to flow.
- An example of to shed is crying tears.
- An example of to shed is when a cat loses some of its hair when the weather starts to get warmer.
- a small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
- a large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often with open front or sides
Origin of shedfrom Middle English shadde, variant, variety of shade from Old English scead, shelter, protection, shade
transitive verb, shed′ding
- to pour out; give off; emit; diffuse
- to cause to flow in a stream or fall in drops: to shed tears
- to cause to flow off without penetrating; repel: oilskin sheds water
- to cast off or lose (a natural growth or covering, as leaves, skin, hair, etc.)
- to get rid of (something unwanted): to shed a few pounds
Origin of shedMiddle English scheden from Old English sceadan, to separate, distinguish, akin to German scheiden, to cut, separate: for Indo-European base see sheath
- to shed a natural growth or covering, as hair
- to drop off or fall out: said of leaves, seeds, etc.
- a ridge of high ground; specif., watershed
- an opening in the warp threads of a loom for the shuttle to pass through
Origin of shedME schede, division
verbshed, shed·ding, sheds
- a. To have (a growth or covering) be disconnected or fall off by a natural process: a tree shedding its leaves; a snake shedding its skin; a dog shedding its hair.b. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.c. To take off (an article of clothing).
- a. To produce and release (a tear or tears).b. Archaic To pour forth.
- To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
- To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: a lamp that sheds a lot of light.
- An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
- Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
- The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
Origin of shedMiddle English sheden to separate, shed from Old English scēadan to divide ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
- A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
- A large low structure often open on all sides.
Origin of shedAlteration of Middle English shadde perhaps variant of shade shade ; see shade .
(third-person singular simple present sheds, present participle shedding, simple past and past participle shed)
- (intransitive) To part with, separate from, leave off; cast off, let fall, be divested of.
- You must shed your fear of the unknown before you can proceed.
- When we found the snake, it was in the process of shedding its skin.
- (archaic) To pour; to make flow.
- To allow to flow or fall.
- I didn't shed many tears when he left me.
- A tarpaulin sheds water.
- To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.
- Can you shed any light on this problem?
- To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
- (weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
From Middle English sheden, scheden, schoden, from Old English scÄ“adan, scÄdan (“to separate, divide, part, make a line of separation between; remove from association or companionship; distinguish, discriminate, decide, determine, appoint; shatter, shed; expound; decree; write down; differ"), from Proto-Germanic *skaiÃ¾anÄ… (cf. West Frisian skiede, Dutch/German scheiden), from Proto-Indo-European *skÄ“i-t-, zero grade of *skehâ‚i-d 'to cut' (cf. Welsh chwydu 'to break open', Lithuanian skÃesti 'to separate', Old Church Slavonic Ñ‡Ñ£Ð´Ð¸Ñ‚Ð¸ (ÄÄ•diti) 'to filter, strain', Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ‡Î¯Î¶Ï‰ (skhizÅ, “to split"), Old Armenian ÖÕ¿Õ¥Õ´ (cÊ¿tem, “to scratch"), Sanskrit à¤šà¥à¤¯à¤¤à¤¿ (chyÃ¡ti) 'he cuts off'). Related to shoad; shit.
Old English scÄ“ad, from Germanic. Cognate with German Scheitel "˜hair parting'.
- A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.
- a wagon shed; a wood shed; a garden shed
- (UK, derogatory, informal) An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.
Variant of shade.