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Definition of shed:

  1. A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
  2. A parting; a separation; a division.
  3. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut; as, a wagon shed; a wood shed.
  4. of Shed
  5. That which parts, divides, or sheds; - used in composition, as in watershed.
  6. The act of shedding or spilling; - used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
  7. 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.
  8. To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
  9. To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
  10. To fall in drops; to pour.
  11. To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To separate; to divide.
  15. To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.


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