Definitions for: Shed

[n] an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
[adj] (biology) shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
[v] cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; of animals
[v] get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
[v] cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Shed, n. (A["e]ronautics)
A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.

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.

Shed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Shedding.] [OE. scheden, sch?den, to pour, to part, AS.
sc[=a]dan, sce['a]dan, to pert, to separate; akin to OS.
sk??an, OFries. sk?tha, G. scheiden, OHG. sceidan, Goth.
skaidan, and probably to Lith. sk["e]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, Shide.]
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.] ``Her hair . .
. is shed with gray.'' --B. Jonson.

6. (Weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a
shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

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.

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

Synonyms: caducous, cast, cast off, deciduous, disgorge, drop, exuviate, molt, moult, pour forth, shake off, slough, spill, throw, throw away, throw off

Antonyms: lasting, persistent

See Also: apiary, autotomize, bee house, cast, cast off, coal house, desquamate, displace, drop, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, move, outbuilding, peel off, pour, remove, seed, shake off, shed, shed, slough, take, take away, throw, throw away, throw off, withdraw, woodshed

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