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The Meaning of shed

  • (n.) 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.
  • (imp. & p. p.) of Shed
  • (v. t.) To separate; to divide.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
  • (v. t.) To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.
  • (v. t.) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
  • (v. i.) To fall in drops; to pour.
  • (v. i.) To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.
  • (n.) A parting; a separation; a division.
  • (n.) The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in composition, as in bloodshed.
  • (n.) That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in composition, as in watershed.
  • (n.) 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.

Synonyms

caducous , roam , project , flip , overleap , spue , redact , strike down , fuddle , drift , put down , draw , send away , have , hold , fling , hurl , slough , mold , deteriorate , cast , rove , put , bedevil , roll , pour forth , befuddle , spend , omit , throw away , frame , moult , dangle , confound , vomit up , chuck out , mould , throw off , toss , throw up , expend , contrive , retch , purge , give , discombobulate , tramp , toss away , drip , disgorge , cat , cut down , dribble , thrust , overlook , stray , devolve , leave out , miss , shake , exuviate , bewilder , fox , cast away , sink , shake off , chuck , pretermit , make , range , molt , vagabond , swan , unload , drop off , set down , fell , cast off , knock off , toss out , flatten , ramble , spill , neglect , cast aside , throw , regurgitate , wander , vomit , throw out , hurtle , put away , escape from , spew , honk , dismiss , dispose , cast out , regorge , drop , drop down , switch , discharge , upchuck , send packing , be sick , swing , discard , barf , confuse , sick , couch , bemuse , degenerate , puke , talk , splatter , run out , slop , remove , take , take away , withdraw

Homophones

shedd

Rhymes

abed , aforesaid , ahead , airhead , arrowhead , bankhead , beachhead , bed , bedspread , behead , blockhead , bloodshed , bobsled , bread , bred , bridgehead , broadhead , bulkhead , bullhead , coed , copperhead , dead , deadhead , deathbed , dragonhead , dread , drumhead , ed , egghead , embed , farmstead , fed , figurehead , flathead , fled , fred , freda , ged , gingerbread , godhead , hampstead , hardhead , head , hollingshead , homestead , horsehead , hotbed , imbed , inbred , infrared , instead , lead , led , letterhead , loggerhead , marblehead , masthead , med , misread , ned , overhead , pled , purebred , read , reade , red , redd , redhead , retread , riverhead , roundhead , said , shred , skinhead , sled , spearhead , sped , spread , stead , steelhead , sudafed , ted , thickhead , thoroughbred , thread , tread , unread , unsaid , unwed , warhead , watershed , wed , wellhead , whitehead , widespread , woodshed , zed , armstead , biomed , bled , brodhead , calfed , dred , featherbed , flatbed , interbred , jed , misled , newlywed , numed , overfed , cornbread , dredd , nedd , riverbed , sayed , schwed , seabed , sffed , shead , shedd , sledd , swed , szwed , trailhead , unted , wedd , wehde