shed

shed
shed
shed1 [shed]
n.
[< ME shadde, var. of shade < OE scead, shelter, protection, SHADE]
1. a small, rough building or lean-to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc.
2. a large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often with open front or sides
shed2 [shed]
vt.
shed, shedding [ME scheden < OE sceadan, to separate, distinguish, akin to Ger scheiden, to cut, separate: for IE base see SHEATH]
1. to pour out; give off; emit
2. to cause to flow in a stream or fall in drops [to shed tears]
3. to send forth or spread about; radiate; diffuse; impart [to shed confidence]
4. to cause to flow off without penetrating; repel [oilskin sheds water]
5.
a) to cast off or lose (a natural growth or covering, as leaves, skin, hair, etc.)
b) to get rid of (something unwanted) [to shed a few pounds]
vi.
1. to shed a natural growth or covering, as hair
2. to drop off or fall out: said of leaves, seeds, etc.
n.
[ME schede, division]
1. a ridge of high ground; specif., WATERSHED
2. an opening in the warp threads of a loom for the shuttle to pass through
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shed blood
to kill in a violent or bloody way

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