an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
shed at an early stage of development
"most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop(verb)
get rid of
"he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
spill, shed, pour forth(verb)
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"
spill, shed, disgorge(verb)
cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
"spill the beans all over the table"
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough(verb)
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
"our dog sheds every Spring"
Origin: Variant of 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
to separate; to divide
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
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
to cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water
to sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover
to divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle
to fall in drops; to pour
to let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope
a parting; a separation; a division
the act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed
that which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed
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 threads
Origin: [The same word as shade. See Shade.]
A shed is typically a simple, single-storey structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. Sheds vary considerably in the complexity of their construction and their size, from small open-sided tin-roofed structures to large wood-framed sheds with shingled roofs, windows, and electrical outlets. Sheds used on farms or in industry can be large structures. The main types of shed construction are metal sheathing over a metal frame, plastic sheathing and frame, all-wood construction, and vinyl-sided sheds built over a wooden frame
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shed, v.t. to part, separate: to scatter, cast off: to throw out: to pour: to spill.—v.i. to let fall, cast:—pr.p. shed′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. shed.—n. a division, parting, as of the hair, and in watershed.—ns. Shed′der; Shed′ding. [A.S. sceádan, to separate; Ger. scheiden.]
shed, n. a slight erection, usually of wood, for shade or shelter: an outhouse: a large temporary open structure for reception of goods. [Shade.]
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shed' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3377
Rank popularity for the word 'shed' in Nouns Frequency: #2473
Rank popularity for the word 'shed' in Verbs Frequency: #899
The numerical value of shed in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of shed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You've got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old - whatever 'the old' means for you.
All light must be shed on this barbaric act, and its perpetrators (must be) identified and brought to justice.
A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
I’m buying her a she-shed, they call it a love shack! It’s a she shed but they are advertising it like a love shack.
It felt so real and sincere and it was, they shed all these layers in front of our eyes and in front of the cameras and that sweetness and kindness resonated with people.
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Translations for shed
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vessar, separar, carraca, barracaCatalan, Valencian
- vergießen, Karre, Schuppen, Rostlaube, [[Schuppen]] im [[Hinterhof]]German
- απαλλάσσομαι, αποθήκη, παράπηγμα, χύνω, καλύβα, ρίχνω, απορρίπτωGreek
- galpón, derramar, separar, verter, carraca, cobertizoSpanish
- liiteri, vire, vaja, valottaa, valuttaa, karistaa, vuodattaa, luoda, romu, jakaa, katosFinnish
- skúr, skúrurFaroese
- séparer, baraque, hangar, verserFrench
- seadaScottish Gaelic
- skúr, skemmaIcelandic
- separare, versareItalian
- SchappLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- whakamāunu, kautahanga, māhauhau, wharauMāori
- splijten, schuur, werpen, vergieten, storten, afwerpen, loodsDutch
- verter, barracão, dividir, descartarPortuguese
- пролить, сбрасывать, проливать, сарай, линятьRussian
- skjul, ömsaSwedish
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