- a small building or lean-to of light construction, used for storage, shelter, etc
- a large roofed structure, esp one with open sides, used for storage, repairing locomotives, sheepshearing, etc
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- a small, roughly built structure made for shelter, storage, etc.:a shed for the tools.
- a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end:the customs shed at the port.
shed2 /ʃɛd/USA pronunciation v., shed, shed•ding.
- to pour forth;
let fall:[~ + object]to shed tears.
- to give or send forth (light, influence, etc.):[~ + object]The detective can shed light on what happened.
- to resist being affected by:[~ + object]The raincoat is made of a cloth that sheds water.
- to drop out or off (hair, skin, etc.) naturally: [no object]The dog was shedding all over the rug.[~ + object]The trees were shedding their leaves.
- [no object] (of hair, skin, etc.) to drop out or off naturally:The dog hair was shedding all over the house.
she'd /ʃid/USA pronunciation [contraction.]
- a slight or rude structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
- a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end.
- variant of shade 1475–85
shed2 (shed),USA pronunciation v., shed, shed•ding, n.
- to pour forth (water or other liquid), as a fountain.
- to emit and let fall, as tears.
- to impart or release;
give or send forth (light, sound, fragrance, influence, etc.).
- to resist being penetrated or affected by:cloth that sheds water.
- to cast off or let fall (leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc.) by natural process.
- Textilesto separate (the warp) in forming a shed.
- to fall off, as leaves.
- to drop out, as hair, seed, grain, etc.
- to cast off hair, feathers, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
- shed blood:
- to cause blood to flow.
- to kill by violence;
- 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.
- bef. 950; Middle English s(c)hed(d)en (verb, verbal), Old English scēadan, variant of sceādan; cognate with German scheiden to divide
- 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged emit, radiate, effuse, spread.
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged repel.
- 9.See corresponding entry in Unabridged molt.
she'd (shēd),USA pronunciation
- See contraction.
- to pour forth or cause to pour forth: to shed tears, shed blood
- shed light on, shed light upon, throw light on, throw light upon ⇒ to clarify or supply additional information about
- to cast off or lose: the snake shed its skin, trees shed their leaves
- (of a lorry) to drop (its load) on the road by accident
- to abolish or get rid of (jobs, workers, etc)
- to repel: this coat sheds water
- (transitive) dialect to make a parting in (the hair)
- short for watershed
ˈshedable, ˈsheddable adj
- (transitive) 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
- (of a dog) the action of separating farm animals
- she had or she would