shed

The small, simple building in your yard where you keep tools or gardening equipment is a shed.

As a noun, shed means "hut," and probably comes from the word shade. But shed is also a verb meaning "to cast off," like when a snake sheds its skin. If your couch is covered in fur, it might be because your dog is shedding. You can shed non-physical things, like a bad habit. Does your cat shed? If so, maybe I should sleep in the shed since I'm allergic.

Primary Meanings of shed

1.
v
cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
2.
vadj
get rid of
shed at an early stage of development
3.
n
an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
Full Definitions of shed
1

v cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

Synonyms:
disgorge, spill
slop, spill, splatter
cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
Types:
seed
go to seed; shed seeds
reseed
seed again or anew
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities

shed tears”
“God shed His grace on Thee”
Synonyms:
pour forth, spill
Type of:
pour
cause to run
2

v get rid of

“he shed his image as a pushy boss”
shed your clothes”
Synonyms:
cast, cast off, drop, shake off, throw, throw away, throw off
Types:
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exuviate, molt, moult, slough
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
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
desquamate, peel off
peel off in scales
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

“our dog sheds every Spring”
Synonyms:
exuviate, molt, moult, slough
Types:
desquamate, peel off
peel off in scales
Type of:
cast, cast off, drop, shake off, throw, throw away, throw off
get rid of

adj shed at an early stage of development

Synonyms:
caducous
deciduous
(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
Antonyms:
lasting, persistent
retained; not shed
3

n an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

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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
toolhouse, toolshed
a shed for storing tools
woodshed
a shed for storing firewood or garden tools
Type of:
outbuilding
a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

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