from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to pour forth: shed tears.
- transitive v. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: shed light.
- transitive v. To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
- transitive v. To lose by natural process: a snake shedding its skin.
- transitive v. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.
- intransitive v. To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process.
- intransitive v. To pour forth, fall off, or drop out: All the leaves have shed.
- n. Something that sheds, especially an elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
- n. Something that has been shed.
- idiom shed blood To take life, especially with violence; kill.
- n. A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
- n. A large low structure often open on all sides.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To part or divide.
- v. To part with, separate from, leave off; cast off, let fall, be divested of.
- v. To pour; to make flow.
- v. To allow to flow or fall.
- v. To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.
- v. To pour forth, give off, impart.
- n. An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.
- n. A distinction or dividing-line.
- n. A parting in the hair.
- n. An area of land as distinguished from those around it.
- n. A small, typically wooden or corrugated metal, construction to store tools, bicycles, etc.
- n. An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure often open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.
- n. A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
- transitive v. To separate; to divide.
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast.
- transitive v. To cause to flow off without penetrating.
- transitive v. To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
- transitive v. To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
- intransitive v. To fall in drops; to pour.
- intransitive v. To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.
- n. A parting; a separation; a division.
- n. The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
- n. That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To part; separate; divide: as, to shed the hair.
- To throw off.
- To molt, cast, or exuviate, as a quadruped its hair, a bird its feathers, a crab its shell, a snake its skin, or a deer its antlers.
- To throw or cause to flow off without penetrating, as a roof or covering of oil-cloth, or the like.
- To scatter about or abroad; disperse; diffuse: as, to shed light on a subject.
- To sprinkle; intersperse.
- To let or cause to flow out; let fall; pour out; spill: used especially in regard to blood and tears: as, to shed blood; to shed tears of joy.
- To cast, part with, or let fall a covering, vestment, envelop, or seed; molt; lose, cast, throw off, or exuviate a covering: as, the bird sheds in August; the crab sheds in June.
- To be let fall; pour or be poured; be spilled.
- n. A division or parting: as, the shed of the hair (obsolete or provincial); a water-shed.
- n. In weaving, a parting or opening between sets of warp-threads in a loom, made by the action of the heddles, or by the Jacquard attachment, for the passage of the shuttle and the weft-thread.
- n. The slope of land or of a hill: as, which way is the shed?
- n. The parting of the hair; hence, the top of the head; temples.
- n. A slight or temporary shelter; a penthouse or lean-to; hence, an outhouse; a hut or mean dwelling: as, a snow-shed; a wood-shed.
- n. A large open structure for the temporary storage of goods, vehicles, etc.: as, a shed on a wharf; a railway-shed; an engine-shed.
- n. A sheet.
- n. The smolt, or young salmon of the first year.
- To fall prematurely, as the young bolls of cotton-plants do when affected by certain functional disorders. The disease is known as shedding.
- To place in a shed; protect by means of a shed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
- adj. shed at an early stage of development
- n. an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
- v. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
- v. get rid of
- v. pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
They say, "You shall be punished if you are caught sleeping outside your shed: _but there is no shed_."
Nash hadnt heard a word shed said until she uttered the acronym of his employer.
By her estimation, he hadnt heard a word shed said for at least five minutes.
Without a word shed poured two large whiskies and stretched herself out on the bed, her back to the headboard, patting the place beside her.
Youll stick out like a sore thumb if you dress thatcasually, she finished, looking as if the word shed wanted to use was a lot worse than casually.
Generally speaking, the term shed is applied to unheated, simple wooden structures; for instance, the wood-shed, the tool-shed, a carriage-house, or a hay-barn.
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So you have to be prepared to get it wrong, indeed a wood-burning stove in the shed is probably an asset!
What light, if any, can Raising Cain shed on the Littleton tragedy?
Canvas the nearby area, only thing better than a shed, is a shed set.