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 shed; from Middle English shadde, variant, variety of shade ; from Old English scead, shelter, protection, shade
- 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, 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.