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Meaning & Definition of Shed in English

English

Shed

/ʃɛd/

noun

1. An outbuilding with a single story

  • Used for shelter or storage
    synonym:
  • shed

verb

1. Get rid of

  • "He shed his image as a pushy boss"
  • "Shed your clothes"
    synonym:
  • shed
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • cast off
  • ,
  • shake off
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • throw off
  • ,
  • throw away
  • ,
  • drop

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • shed
  • ,
  • pour forth

3. Cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

  • "Spill the beans all over the table"
    synonym:
  • spill
  • ,
  • shed
  • ,
  • disgorge

4. Cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

  • "Our dog sheds every spring"
    synonym:
  • shed
  • ,
  • molt
  • ,
  • exuviate
  • ,
  • moult
  • ,
  • slough

adjective

1. Shed at an early stage of development

  • "Most amphibians have caducous gills"
  • "The caducous calyx of a poppy"
    synonym:
  • caducous
  • ,
  • shed

Examples of using

They shed their blood for their independence.