shed

1
[ shed ]
/ ʃɛd /
||

noun

a slight or rude structure built for shelter, storage, etc.
a large, strongly built structure, often open at the sides or end.

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

Origin of shed

1
First recorded in 1475–85; variant of shade

Related formsshed·like, adjective

shed

2
[ shed ]
/ ʃɛd /

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.

Origin of shed

2
before 950; Middle English s(c)hed(d)en (v.), Old English scēadan, variant of sceādan; cognate with German scheiden to divide

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

she'd

[ sheed ]
/ ʃid /

contraction of she had.
contraction of she would.

Usage note


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British Dictionary definitions for shed

shed

1
/ (ʃɛd) /

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

verb sheds, shedding or shed (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formsshedable or sheddable, adjective

Word Origin for shed

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

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

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

she'd

/ (ʃiːd) /

contraction of

she had or she would
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Word Origin and History for shed
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