Shed definitions

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A small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
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An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
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A large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often with open front or sides.
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Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
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A ridge of high ground; specif., watershed.
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The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
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An opening in the warp threads of a loom for the shuttle to pass through.
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A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
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To shed a natural growth or covering, as hair.
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A large low structure often open on all sides.
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To drop off or fall out.
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To repel without allowing penetration.

A duck's feathers shed water.

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To pour out; give off; emit; diffuse.
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To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart.

A lamp that sheds a lot of light.

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To cause to flow in a stream or fall in drops.

To shed tears.

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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.

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To cause to flow off without penetrating; repel.

Oilskin sheds water.

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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.

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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.

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(weaving) An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.
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(UK, derogatory, informal) An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.
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(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.

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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.

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To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed).

I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.

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To take off (an article of clothing).
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To produce and release (a tear or tears).
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To pour forth.
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To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process.

The cats are shedding now.

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To cast off or lose (a natural growth or covering, as leaves, skin, hair, etc.)
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To get rid of (something unwanted)

To shed a few pounds.

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(archaic) To pour; to make flow.
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To allow to flow or fall.

I didn't shed many tears when he left me.

A tarpaulin sheds water.

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To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.

Can you shed any light on this problem?

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To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
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(weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
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Origin of shed

From Middle English sheden, scheden, schoden, from Old English scÄ“adan, scādan (“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 *skaiþanÄ… (cf. West Frisian skiede, Dutch/German scheiden), from Proto-Indo-European *skÄ“i-t-, zero grade of *skeh₁i-d 'to cut' (cf. Welsh chwydu 'to break open', Lithuanian skíesti 'to separate', Old Church Slavonic чѣдити (čĕditi) 'to filter, strain', Ancient Greek σχίζω (skhizō, “to split"), Old Armenian ցտեմ (cÊ¿tem, “to scratch"), Sanskrit च्यति (chyáti) 'he cuts off'). Related to shoad; shit.