shed

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 /ʃɛd/


For the verb: "to shed"

Simple Past: shed
Past Participle: shed

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
shed1 /ʃɛd/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a small, roughly built structure made for shelter, storage, etc.:a shed for the tools.
  2. 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. 
  1. to pour forth;
    let fall:[+ object]to shed tears.
  2. to give or send forth (light, influence, etc.):[+ object]The detective can shed light on what happened.
  3. 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 shortened form of she had:She'd seen him and could identify him.
  • a shortened form of she would:She'd have to come in.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
    shed1  (shed),USA pronunciation 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.
    shedlike′, adj. 
    • variant of shade 1475–85

    shed2  (shed),USA pronunciation v.,  shed, shed•ding, n. 
    v.t. 
    1. to pour forth (water or other liquid), as a fountain.
    2. to emit and let fall, as tears.
    3. to impart or release;
      give or send forth (light, sound, fragrance, influence, etc.).
    4. to resist being penetrated or affected by:cloth that sheds water.
    5. to cast off or let fall (leaves, hair, feathers, skin, shell, etc.) by natural process.
    6. Textilesto separate (the warp) in forming a shed.

    v.i. 
    1. to fall off, as leaves.
    2. to drop out, as hair, seed, grain, etc.
    3. to cast off hair, feathers, skin, or other covering or parts by natural process.
    4. shed blood: 
      • to cause blood to flow.
      • to kill by violence;
        slaughter.

    n. 
    1. 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.
    sheda•ble, shedda•ble, adj. 
    • 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 
  • contraction of she had.
  • contraction of she would.
    • See  contraction. 


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    shed /ʃɛd/ n
    1. a small building or lean-to of light construction, used for storage, shelter, etc
    2. a large roofed structure, esp one with open sides, used for storage, repairing locomotives, sheepshearing, etc
    Etymology: Old English sced; probably variant of scead shelter, shade
    shed /ʃɛd/ vb (sheds, shedding, shed)(mainly tr)
    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 uponto 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. to abolish or get rid of (jobs, workers, etc)
    6. to repel: this coat sheds water
    7. (transitive) dialect to make a parting in (the hair)
    n
    1. short for watershed
    Etymology: Old English sceadan; related to Gothic skaidan, Old High German skeidan to separate; see sheath

    ˈshedable, ˈsheddable adj
    shed /ʃɛd/ vb (sheds, shedding, shed)
    1. (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
    n
    1. (of a dog) the action of separating farm animals
    Etymology: from shed²

    ˈshedding n



    she'd /ʃiːd/ contraction of
    1. she had or she would



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    Collocations: shed [hair, fur], in the [yard, garden, tool] shed, [shut, close, lock, bolt] the shed door, more...

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