[ʃed] or [ʃɛd]


(noun.) an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage.

(verb.) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; 'our dog sheds every Spring'.

(verb.) get rid of; 'he shed his image as a pushy boss'; 'shed your clothes'.

录入:希莉娅--From WordNet


(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.



v. a. [1]. Spill, effuse, pour out.[2]. Spread, diffuse, scatter.[3]. Cast, throw off, put off, lay aside, let fall.

n. Hut, hovel, cot, cabin.



SYN:Emit, diffuse, cast, drop, scatter, spill, pour, throw_off

ANT:Absorb, collect, assume, retain



n. a slight erection usually of wood for shade or shelter: an outhouse: a large temporary open structure for reception of goods.

v.t. to part separate: to scatter cast off: to throw out: to pour: to spill.—v.i. to let fall cast:—pr.p. shed′ding; pa.t. and pa.p. shed.—n. a division parting as of the hair and in watershed.—ns. Shed′der; Shed′ding.





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