shed

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verb (used with object), shed, shed·ding.

verb (used without object), shed, shed·ding.

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. shechem,
  2. shechina,
  3. shechinah,
  4. shechita,
  5. shechitah,
  6. shed blood,
  7. shed dormer,
  8. shed hand,
  9. shed light on,
  10. shed out

Idioms

    shed blood,
    1. to cause blood to flow.
    2. to kill by violence; slaughter.

Origin of shed

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before 950; Middle English s(c)hed(d)en (v.), Old English scēadan, variant of sceādan; cognate with German scheiden to divide

SYNONYMS FOR shed
Related formsshed·a·ble, shed·da·ble, adjectivenon·shed·ding, adjectiveun·shed·ding, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for non-shedding

shed

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noun

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
a large retail outlet in the style of a warehouse
NZ another name for freezing works
in the shed NZ at work

verb sheds, shedding or shedded

(tr) NZ to store (hay or wool) in a shed
Derived Formsshedlike, adjective

Word Origin for shed

Old English sced; probably variant of scead shelter, shade

shed

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verb sheds, shedding or shed (mainly tr)

to pour forth or cause to pour forthto shed tears; shed blood
shed light on, shed light upon, throw light on or throw light upon to clarify or supply additional information about
to cast off or losethe 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 repelthis coat sheds water
(also intr) (in weaving) to form an opening between (the warp threads) in order to permit the passage of the shuttle
(tr) dialect to make a parting in (the hair)

noun

(in weaving) the space made by shedding
short for watershed
mainly Scot a parting in the hair
Derived Formsshedable or sheddable, adjective

Word Origin for shed

Old English sceadan; related to Gothic skaidan, Old High German skeidan to separate; see sheath

shed

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verb sheds, shedding or shed

(tr) to separate or divide off (some farm animals) from the remainder of a groupa good dog can shed his sheep in a matter of minutes

noun

(of a dog) the action of separating farm animals
Derived Formsshedding, noun

Word Origin for shed

from shed ²

shed

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noun

physics a former unit of nuclear cross section equal to 10 –52 square metre

Word Origin for shed

C20: from shed 1; so called by comparison to barn ² because of its smaller size

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