Definitions for shedʃɛd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a slight or rude structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end.
Origin of shed:
1475–85; appar. var., orig. dial., of shade
shedʃɛd(v.; n.)shed, shed•ding
(v.t.)to pour forth; let fall:
to shed tears.
to give or send forth (light, influence, etc.).
to resist being penetrated or affected by:
cloth that sheds water.
to cast off or lose (leaves, skin, etc.) by natural process.
Textiles. to separate (the warp) in forming a shed.
(v.i.)to fall off, as leaves.
to drop out, as hair or grain.
to cast off hair, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
(n.)Textiles. (on a loom) a triangular, transverse opening created between raised and lowered warp threads through which the shuttle passes in depositing the loose pick.
Origin of shed:
bef. 950; (v.), OE scēadan, var. of sceādan, c. OFris skētha, OHG sceidan, Go skaidan to separate
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of an animal) to lose its skin or hair
as the snake sheds its skin; The dog is constantly shedding.
to make easier to understand
The interview sheds new light on the reasons for the changes.
to cause people to die or be injured
Too much blood has been shed.
to cry or be sad
I won't shed any tears if she leaves.
a small building for storing tools or equipment
The lawnmower is in the tool shed.
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
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
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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
Translations for shed
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to send out (light etc)
The torch shed a bright light on the path ahead.
- يَبْعَثُ، يُرْسِلُArabic
- хвърлям (светлина)Bulgarian
- irradiarPortuguese (BR)
- ρίχνω, σκορπώGreek
- جاري ساختنFarsi
- לְהַאִיר על-Hebrew
- sipati (svjetlo), osvijetlitiCroatian
- (fényt) vet vmireHungarian
- gefa frá sérIcelandic
- mesti, skleistiLithuanian
- mest gaismu; izstarotLatvian
- avgi/kaste (lys)Norwegian
- جاري ساختنPersian
- توبول، بهول: څڅول: خپرول، خورول، شېندل: اچول، غورځول (لكه ورګ اوپوستكىPashto
- a emana, a răspândiRomanian
- baciti svetlo naSerbian
- ge ifrån sig, spridaSwedish
- yaymak, saçmakTurkish
- 射出Chinese (Trad.)
- поширювати, випромінюватиUkrainian
- منعکس کرناUrdu
- tung ra, tỏa raVietnamese
- 放射Chinese (Simp.)
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