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.

Definitions of shed
  1. verb
    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
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    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
  2. verb
    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
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    type of:
    pour
    cause to run
  3. verb
    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
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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
  4. verb
    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    “our dog sheds every Spring”
    synonyms: exuviate, molt, moult, slough
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    desquamate, peel off
    peel off in scales
    type of:
    cast, cast off, drop, shake off, throw, throw away, throw off
    get rid of
  5. adjective
    shed at an early stage of development
    synonyms: caducous
    deciduous
    (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
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    Antonyms:
    lasting, persistent
    retained; not shed
  6. noun
    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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