• Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota
    Lumber Sorting Shed. Virginia, Minnesota
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj shed shed at an early stage of development "most amphibians have caducous gills","the caducous calyx of a poppy"
    • v shed cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers "our dog sheds every Spring"
    • v shed get rid of "he shed his image as a pushy boss","shed your clothes"
    • v shed cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over "spill the beans all over the table"
    • v shed pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities "shed tears","spill blood","God shed His grace on Thee"
    • n shed an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has three brick fireboxes and a large brick chimney. This structure was probably a brew house, bakery, or distillery Although most Jamestown workshops were probably made of framework and were merely sheds, one brick foundation has...
An ass chasing a lion out of a shed An ass chasing a lion out of a shed
Shed Shed

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Trees that are near street lights do not shed their leaves as fast as a tree that is in the country
    • Shed (Aëronautics) A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
    • Shed A parting; a separation; a division. "They say also that the manner of making the shed of newwedded wives' hair with the iron head of a javelin came up then likewise."
    • Shed A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure often open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed . "The first Aletes born in lowly shed .""Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel."
    • Shed That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.
    • Shed The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
    • Shed (Weaving) The passageway between the threads of the warp through which the shuttle is thrown, having a sloping top and bottom made by raising and lowering the alternate threads.
    • Shed To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
    • Shed (Weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
    • Shed To fall in drops; to pour. "Such a rain down from the welkin shadde ."
    • Shed To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope. "White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand."
    • Shed To let fall; to throw off, as a natural covering of hair, feathers, shell; to cast; as, fowls shed their feathers; serpents shed their skins; trees shed leaves.
    • Shed To part with; to throw off or give forth from one's self; to emit; to diffuse; to cause to emanate or flow; to pour forth or out; to spill; as, the sun sheds light; she shed tears; the clouds shed rain. "Did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood?""Twice seven consenting years have shed Their utmost bounty on thy head."
    • Shed To separate; to divide.
    • Shed To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover. "Her hair . . . is shed with gray."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds
    • shed To part; separate; divide: as, to shed the hair.
    • shed To throw off. To cast off, as a natural covering: as, trees shed their leaves in autumn.
    • shed To molt, cast, or exuviate, as a quadruped its hair, a bird its feathers, a crab its shell, a snake its skin, or a deer its antlers.
    • shed To throw or cause to flow off without penetrating, as a roof or covering of oil-cloth, or the like.
    • shed To scatter about or abroad; disperse; diffuse: as, to shed light on a subject.
    • shed To sprinkle; intersperse.
    • shed To let or cause to flow out; let fall; pour out; spill: used especially in regard to blood and tears: as, to shed blood; to shed tears of joy.
    • shed To cast, part with, or let fall a covering, vestment, envelop, or seed; molt; lose, cast, throw off, or exuviate a covering: as, the bird sheds in August; the crab sheds in June.
    • shed To be let fall; pour or be poured; be spilled.
    • n shed A division or parting: as, the shed of the hair (obsolete or provincial); a water-shed.
    • n shed In weaving, a parting or opening between sets of warp-threads in a loom, made by the action of the heddles, or by the Jacquard attachment, for the passage of the shuttle and the weft-thread.
    • n shed The slope of land or of a hill: as, which way is the shed?
    • n shed The parting of the hair; hence, the top of the head; temples.
    • n shed A slight or temporary shelter; a penthouse or lean-to; hence, an outhouse; a hut or mean dwelling: as, a snow-shed; a wood-shed.
    • n shed A large open structure for the temporary storage of goods, vehicles, etc.: as, a shed on a wharf; a railway-shed; an engine-shed.
    • n shed A sheet.
    • n shed The smolt, or young salmon of the first year.
    • shed To fall prematurely, as the young bolls of cotton-plants do when affected by certain functional disorders. The disease is known as shedding.
    • shed To place in a shed; protect by means of a shed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The tallest woman that ever lived was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 feet 2 inches tall of China. Shed died at the age of 17
    • v.t Shed shed to part, separate: to scatter, cast off: to throw out: to pour: to spill
    • v.i Shed to let fall, cast:—pr.p. shed′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. shed
    • n Shed a division, parting, as of the hair, and in watershed
    • n Shed shed a slight erection, usually of wood, for shade or shelter: an outhouse: a large temporary open structure for reception of goods.
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  • D. H. Lawrence
    “One sheds one's sicknesses in books -- repeats and presents again one's emotions, to be master of them.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    “Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Sir, he throws away his money without thought and without merit. I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at every breeze.”
  • Publius Cornelius Tacitus
    “Seek to make a person blush for their guilt rather than shed their blood.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.”


Shed light - If you shed light on something, you make it clearer and easier to understand.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. scheden, schden, to pour, to part, AS. scādan, sceádan, to pert, to separate; akin to OS. skan, OFries. sktha, G. scheiden, OHG. sceidan, Goth. skaidan, and probably to Lith. skëdu, I part, separate, L. scindere, to cleave, to split, Gr. , Skr. chid, and perch. also to L. caedere, to cut. √159. Cf. Chisel Concise Schism Sheading Sheath Shide
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The lantern shed a soft, steady light from one wall.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
At the rear was a shed with an open window.
"Be It Ever Thus" by Robert Moore Williams
We had not our shed always to ourselves.
"The Rambles of a Rat" by A. L. O. E.
We slept there in small sheds, along with twenty or thirty of our ship's companions wedged tightly together.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The sergeant-major could have shed tears.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
In 1554 King Lud and his sons looked down on a street seething with angry men, and saw blood shed upon the hill leading to St. Paul's.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Tears, such as I had never shed, ran down my cheeks.
"Tales from the German" by Various
I'm going to the herring shed wi' yoursel'.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Held in shed back of Bolero barns.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery
I clumb up the shed and crept into my window just before day was breaking.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain

In poetry:

And so they called it "vale of Spring,"
This dear Harmonia's home;
Where Beauty shed, with spendthrift wing,
Her bloom.
"The Angels Of Earth" by James Avis Bartley
Ye gave me shelter from the storm
And straw to make my bed,
And let me sleep through the wild night
With cattle in the shed.
"An Angel Unawares" by Cicely Fox Smith
Sometimes a goddess, hid in veils of light,
Came downward from a cloud,
Shedding around her such a wild delight,
I almost spoke aloud.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson
Love is the sunlight of the soul,
That, shining on the silken-tressèd head
Of her we love, around it seems to shed
A golden angel-aureole.
"Love" by Victor James Daley
Our blood their flowing veins will shed,
Their wounds our breasts will share;
Oh, save us from the woes we dread,
Or grant us strength to bear!
"Parting Hymn" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
When at the world's unkind return
Of all thy worth, and all thy care,
Thou may'st in spite of manhood turn,
And shed the sad, the bitter, tear.
"Epistle to a Friend" by Thomas Gent

In news:

Bankruptcy cases have shed some light on its finances and their mismanagement.
A Tibetan exile shed tears during a candlelit vigil in Dharmsala, India Sunday.
Patrick Kane didn't skate away from questions regarding his latest misstep that shed a bad light on the.
'Desperate Housewives' Cast Gift to Crew Sheds Further Light on Teri Hatcher's Estrangement (Photo).
After Surprise Finish, He Wants to Shed Image as TV Preacher.
Your eyelashes shed naturally, so when you have extensions, this will help push them off.
Many diets promise a quick fix to shed unwanted pounds, but few actually deliver.
FBI data sheds light on how banks use security solutions.
Recent bank robberies have shed light on how investigators are using technology to crack cases.
Follett sheds some light on the little book that could.
Los Angeles police say audio tapes of Watson and his attorney in 1969 might shed light on unsolved homicides.
If it does, Texas lawmakers will have a major new budget problem to solve, while many Texans will not be shedding any tears.
It's time to shed hopes, get a look at the future.
Sounds almost quaint, with the company in Chapter 11, shedding jobs and debt.
Our shed is too small for all of our stuff.

In science:

In this paper we want to shed some light on the character of the ground states of 2D RFIM.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
We can shed some light on these two aspects by considering the form and value of the corrective terms of Eq. (24).
Multiparticle trapping problem in the half-line
Therefore the theory of discretized random matrices is expected to shed light on all of the related problems.
Vicious Random Walkers and a Discretization of Gaussian Random Matrix Ensembles
It could shed more light and perhaps solidify this connection .
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
Yet, we shall see how such clusters can shed some light on the geometric interpretation of the liquid-gas phase transition.
Clusters in Simple Fluids