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shed 1

 (shĕd)
v. shed, shed·ding, sheds
v.tr.
1.
a. 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.
b. To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet.
c. To take off (an article of clothing).
2.
a. To produce and release (a tear or tears).
b. Archaic To pour forth.
3. To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water.
4. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: a lamp that sheds a lot of light.
v.intr.
To lose a natural growth or covering by natural process: The cats are shedding now.
n.
1. An elevation in the earth's surface from which water flows in two directions; a watershed.
2. Something, such as an exoskeleton or outer skin, that has been shed or sloughed.
3. The space made by raising certain warp threads on a loom and lowering others, allowing the woof to be passed between them.
Idioms:
shed blood
1. To wound or kill in a violent manner.
2. To be wounded or killed: "For he today that sheds his blood with me / Shall be my brother" (Shakespeare).
shed (someone's) blood
To wound someone or take someone's life, especially with violence.

[Middle English sheden, to separate, shed, from Old English scēadan, to divide; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

shed 2

 (shĕd)
n.
1. A small structure, either freestanding or attached to a larger structure, serving for storage or shelter.
2. A large low structure often open on all sides.

[Alteration of Middle English shadde, perhaps variant of shade, shade; see shade.]

shed

(ʃɛd)
n
1. (Architecture) a small building or lean-to of light construction, used for storage, shelter, etc
2. (Architecture) a large roofed structure, esp one with open sides, used for storage, repairing locomotives, sheepshearing, etc
3. (Architecture) a large retail outlet in the style of a warehouse
4. (Commerce) a large retail outlet in the style of a warehouse
5. (Agriculture) NZ another name for freezing works
6. in the shed NZ at work
vb, sheds, shedding or shedded
(Agriculture) (tr) NZ to store (hay or wool) in a shed
[Old English sced; probably variant of scead shelter, shade]
ˈshedˌlike adj

shed

(ʃɛd)
vb (mainly tr) , sheds, shedding or shed
1. to pour forth or cause to pour forth: to shed tears; shed blood.
2. shed light on shed light upon throw light on throw light upon to clarify or supply additional information about
3. to cast off or lose: the snake shed its skin; trees shed their leaves.
4. (of a lorry) to drop (its load) on the road by accident
5. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to abolish or get rid of (jobs, workers, etc)
6. to repel: this coat sheds water.
7. (Textiles) (also intr) (in weaving) to form an opening between (the warp threads) in order to permit the passage of the shuttle
8. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) dialect to make a parting in (the hair)
n
9. (Textiles) (in weaving) the space made by shedding
10. (Physical Geography) short for watershed
11. (Hairdressing & Grooming) chiefly Scot a parting in the hair
[Old English sceadan; related to Gothic skaidan, Old High German skeidan to separate; see sheath]
ˈshedable, ˈsheddable adj

shed

(ʃɛd)
vb, sheds, shedding or shed
(Agriculture) (tr) to separate or divide off (some farm animals) from the remainder of a group: a good dog can shed his sheep in a matter of minutes.
n
(Agriculture) (of a dog) the action of separating farm animals
[from shed2]
ˈshedding n

shed

(ʃɛd)
n
(Atomic Physics) physics a former unit of nuclear cross section equal to 10–52 square metre
[C20: from shed1; so called by comparison to barn2 because of its smaller size]

shed1

(ʃɛd)

n.
1. a slight or rude structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
2. a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end.
[1475–85; appar. variant, orig. dial., of shade]
shed′like`, adj.

shed2

(ʃɛd)

v. shed, shed•ding,
n. v.t.
1. to pour forth; let fall: to shed tears.
2. to give or send forth (light, influence, etc.).
3. to resist being penetrated or affected by: cloth that sheds water.
4. to cast off or lose (leaves, skin, etc.) by natural process.
5. Textiles. to separate (the warp) in forming a shed.
v.i.
6. to fall off, as leaves.
7. to drop out, as hair or grain.
8. to cast off hair, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
n.
9. 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.
[before 950; (v.), Old English scēadan, variant of sceādan, c. Old Frisian skētha, Old High German sceidan, Gothic skaidan to separate]
shed′a•ble, shed′da•ble, adj.

she'd

(ʃid)
1. contraction of she had.
2. contraction of she would.

shed

  • train shed - A large structure sheltering tracks and platforms of a railroad station.
  • hangar - Simply meant "shed" for carriages when it came into English.
  • shebang - May come from an Irish name for a speakeasy—shebeen—so the "whole shebeen" was the whole drinking establishment; shebang also first meant "hut, shed, dwelling."
  • shoding, shed - The part in a person's hair is the shoding or shed.

shed


Past participle: shed
Gerund: shedding

Imperative
shed
shed
Present
I shed
you shed
he/she/it sheds
we shed
you shed
they shed
Preterite
I shed
you shed
he/she/it shed
we shed
you shed
they shed
Present Continuous
I am shedding
you are shedding
he/she/it is shedding
we are shedding
you are shedding
they are shedding
Present Perfect
I have shed
you have shed
he/she/it has shed
we have shed
you have shed
they have shed
Past Continuous
I was shedding
you were shedding
he/she/it was shedding
we were shedding
you were shedding
they were shedding
Past Perfect
I had shed
you had shed
he/she/it had shed
we had shed
you had shed
they had shed
Future
I will shed
you will shed
he/she/it will shed
we will shed
you will shed
they will shed
Future Perfect
I will have shed
you will have shed
he/she/it will have shed
we will have shed
you will have shed
they will have shed
Future Continuous
I will be shedding
you will be shedding
he/she/it will be shedding
we will be shedding
you will be shedding
they will be shedding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shedding
you have been shedding
he/she/it has been shedding
we have been shedding
you have been shedding
they have been shedding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shedding
you will have been shedding
he/she/it will have been shedding
we will have been shedding
you will have been shedding
they will have been shedding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shedding
you had been shedding
he/she/it had been shedding
we had been shedding
you had been shedding
they had been shedding
Conditional
I would shed
you would shed
he/she/it would shed
we would shed
you would shed
they would shed
Past Conditional
I would have shed
you would have shed
he/she/it would have shed
we would have shed
you would have shed
they would have shed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shed - an outbuilding with a single storyshed - an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
apiary, bee house - a shed containing a number of beehives
boathouse - a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats
coal house - a shed for storing coal
outbuilding - a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
toolhouse, toolshed - a shed for storing tools
woodshed - a shed for storing firewood or garden tools
Verb1.shed - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
exuviate, molt, moult, slough, shed - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
abscise - shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
exfoliate - cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
autotomise, autotomize - cause a body part to undergo autotomy
2.shed - 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"
pour - cause to run; "pour water over the floor"
3.shed - cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
seed - go to seed; shed seeds; "The dandelions went to seed"
slop, spill, splatter - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
4.shed - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathersshed - cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring"
desquamate, peel off - peel off in scales; "dry skin desquamates"
cast off, shed, throw off, throw away, shake off, throw, cast, drop - get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
Adj.1.shed - shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms

shed

1
noun hut, shack, lean-to, outhouse, potting shed, lockup, bothy (chiefly Scot.) a garden shed

shed

2
verb
1. drop, spill, scatter, let drop Some of the trees were already beginning to shed their leaves.
2. cast off, discard, moult, slough off, exuviate a snake who has shed its skin
3. give out, cast, emit, give, throw, afford, radiate, diffuse, pour forth as dawn sheds its first light
4. spill, let flow He refused to shed the blood of a fellow creature.
5. sack, fire (informal), dismiss (informal), axe (informal), discharge, remove, oust, lay off, make redundant, cashier, send packing (informal), give notice to, kiss off (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), give (someone) their marching orders, give the boot to (slang), give the bullet to (Brit. slang), give someone his or her P45 (informal) He has called on employers not to shed workers.

shed

verb
1. To send out heat, light, or energy:
2. To cast off by a natural process:
Translations
سَقِيفَةسَقيفَه، حَظيرَهيَبْعَثُ، يُرْسِلُيَذْرِف، يَسْكُبيُسْقِطُ الورَق
kůlnaprolévatshazovatvydávat
skurudgydekastemiste
vajavirekatosliiteri
hangar
fellagefa frá sérlosa sig viî; hleypa hömumskúr
小屋
헛간
izstarotlietmestmest gaismunojume
kôlňaprelievaťzhadzovať
leviti selopaodvrečiprelivati
skjul
เพิงเก็บของ
nhà kho

shed

1 [ʃed] (shed (pt, pp)) VT
1. (= get rid of) [+ clothes, fur, leaves, skin] → despojarse de; [+ jobs] → suprimir, recortar
our dog sheds hair all over the carpetnuestro perro va soltando pelo por toda la moqueta
to shed one's clothesdesvestirse, quitarse la ropa, despojarse de la ropa (frm)
the roof is built to shed waterel techo está construido para que el agua no quede en él
the lorry shed its loadla carga cayó del camión
to shed one's inhibitionsdesinhibirse
2. [+ tears, blood] → derramar
the shedding of innocent bloodel derramamiento de sangre inocente
those heroes that shed their blood in the cause of freedomaquellos héroes que entregaron sus vidas en pro de la libertad
3. (= send out) [+ warmth] → dar; [+ light] → echar
to shed light on sth (fig) → arrojar luz sobre algo

shed

2 [ʃed] N (in garden) → cobertizo m, galpón m (S. Cone); (for cattle) → establo m (Ind, Rail) → nave f

shed

[ˈʃɛd]
n
(= hut) (small)remise f, resserre f
(at factory, railway station, port)hangar m
vt [shed] [ˈʃɛd] (pt, pp)
[+ leaves, fur, hair] → perdre
to shed its skin [snake] → muer
[truck] [+ load] → perdre
(= get rid of) [+ jobs] → supprimer; [+ workers] → licencier; [+ image] → se débarrasser de; [+ weight] to shed pounds → perdre des kilos
(= spill) [+ tears] → verser, répandre
to shed blood (one's own)verser son sang; (other people's)faire couler le sang
(= send out) [+ light] → répandre
to shed light on sth (fig) [+ problem, mystery] → faire la lumière sur qch

shed

1 pret, ptp <shed>
vt
leaves, hair etcverlieren; hornsabwerfen; clothesausziehen, ablegen; the dancer slowly shed another layerdie Tänzerin schälte sich langsam aus einer weiteren Hülle; to shed its skinsich häuten; to shed its load (lorry)seine Ladung verlieren; you should shed a few poundsSie sollten ein paar Pfund abnehmen or abspecken
tears, bloodvergießen; he shed his bloodsein Blut floss; (= died also)sein Blut wurde vergossen; why should I shed my blood?warum sollte ich Leib und Leben einsetzen?; I won’t shed any tears over himich weine ihm keine Träne nach
burden, leader, reputationloswerden; cares, ideasablegen; friendfallen lassen; jobsabbauen; an actress who sheds husbands like a snake sheds skinseine Schauspielerin, die die Ehemänner wechselt wie andere das Hemd
light, perfumeverbreiten; to shed light on something (fig)etw erhellen, Licht auf etw (acc)werfen
vi (dog, cat etc)sich haaren

shed

2
nSchuppen m; (industrial also) → Halle f; (= cattle shed)Stall m; (= night shelter etc)Unterstand m ? watershed

shed

1 [ʃɛd] (shed (pt, pp)) vt
a. (get rid of, gen) → perdere; (clothes) → togliersi; (employees) → disfarsi di, licenziare
b. (tears) → versare; (blood) → spargere
c. (send out, light, warmth) → diffondere
to shed light on (problem, mystery) → far luce su

shed

2 [ʃɛd] n (in garden) → capanno; (for bicycles) → rimessa (Industry, Rail) → capannone m; (for cattle) → stalla

shed1

(ʃed) noun
a usually small building for working in, or for storage. a wooden shed; a garden shed.

shed2

(ʃed) present participle ˈshedding: past tense, past participle shed verb
1. to send out (light etc). The torch shed a bright light on the path ahead.
2. to cast off (clothing, skin, leaves etc). Many trees shed their leaves in autumn.
3. to produce (tears, blood). I don't think many tears were shed when she left.
shed light on
to make clearer. This letter sheds light on the reasons for his departure.

shed

سَقِيفَة kůlna skur Schuppen παράπηγμα cobertizo vaja cabane hangar capanna 小屋 헛간 schuurtje skur szopa cabana сарай skjul เพิงเก็บของ bahçe kulübesi nhà kho

shed

vi. [blood, tears] derramar; [light] dar, esparcir; difundir; [skin, hair] mudar; pelar; soltar; descamar.

shed

vt (pret & pp shed; ger shedding) (viruses, parasites, etc.) excretar, secretar, liberar, esparcir
References in classic literature ?
I had a hard time, Jo, and shed a good many bitter tears over my failures, for in spite of my efforts I never seemed to get on.
My mother, who was small and had red, sad-looking eyes, would come into the house from a little shed at the back.
Presently, against one of those banks, I saw a sort of shed, thatched with the same wine-coloured grass that grew everywhere.
It stood in a small side room which looked out across a narrow grass plot toward the shed, where there was a disabled boat lying keel upward.
The moon reached the zenith, and shed its mild light perpendicularly on the lovely sight of the sisters slumbering peacefully in each other's arms.
Here, where the hand of violence shed the blood of the innocent; where the horrid yells of savages, and the groans of the distressed, sounded in our ears, we now hear the praises and adoration of our Creator; where wretched wigwams stood, the miserable abodes of savages, we behold the foundations of cities laid, that, in all probability, will rival the glory of the greatest upon earth.
As her rigid and rusty frame goes down upon its hands and knees, in quest of the absconding marbles, we positively feel so much the more inclined to shed tears of sympathy, from the very fact that we must needs turn aside and laugh at her.
This idea of his transitory stay on earth gave the last emphasis to the effect which the preacher had produced; it was if an angel, in his passage to the skies, had shaken his bright wings over the people for an instant -- at once a shadow and a splendour -- and had shed down a shower of golden truths upon them.
But high above the flying scud and dark-rolling clouds, there floated a little isle of sunlight, from which beamed forth an angel's face; and this bright face shed a distinct spot of radiance upon the ship's tossed deck, something like that silver plate now inserted into the Victory's plank where Nelson fell.
The more I dive into this matter of whaling, and push my researches up to the very spring-head of it, so much the more am I impressed with its great honorableness and antiquity; and especially when I find so many great demi-gods and heroes, prophets of all sorts, who one way or other have shed distinction upon it, I am transported with the reflection that I myself belong, though but subordinately, to so emblazoned a fraternity.
When it was hot we used to stand by the pond in the shade of the trees, and when it was cold we had a nice warm shed near the grove.
He shed no tears, being ashamed to make a sound; he sat motionless and shuddering with his anguish.