Shed definition

shĕd
(archaic) To pour forth.
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To repel without allowing penetration.

A duck's feathers shed water.

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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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A small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
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To drop off or fall out.
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A ridge of high ground; specif., watershed.
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An opening in the warp threads of a loom for the shuttle to pass through.
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(archaic) To pour; to make flow.
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To cause to flow in a stream or fall in drops.

To shed tears.

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To cause to flow off without penetrating; repel.

Oilskin sheds water.

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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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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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To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart.

A lamp that sheds a lot of light.

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

The cats are shedding now.

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An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
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Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
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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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A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
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A large low structure often open on all sides.
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A large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often with open front or sides.
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To pour out; give off; emit; diffuse.
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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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To shed a natural growth or covering, as hair.
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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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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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(weaving) An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.
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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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(UK, derogatory, informal) An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.
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shed blood
  • To wound or kill in a violent manner.
  • To be wounded or killed:
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shed (someone's) blood
  • To wound someone or take someone's life, especially with violence.
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shed blood
  • to kill in a violent or bloody way
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shed
Plural:
sheds

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

shed (someone's) blood

Origin of shed

  • Middle English sheden to separate, shed from Old English scēadan to divide skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of Middle English shadde perhaps variant of shade shade shade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old English scÄ“ad, from Germanic. Cognate with German Scheitel "˜hair parting'.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of shade.

    From Wiktionary