shed

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1shed

verb \ˈshed\
shedshed·ding

Definition of SHED

transitive verb
1
chiefly dialect :  to set apart :  segregate
2
:  to cause to be dispersed without penetrating <duck's plumage sheds water>
3
a :  to cause (blood) to flow by cutting or wounding
b :  to pour forth in drops <shed tears>
c :  to give off or out <sheds some light on the subject>
4
:  to give off, discharge, or expel from the body of a plant or animal: as
a :  to eject, slough off, or lose as part of the normal processes of life <a caterpillar shedding its skin> <a cat shedding hair> <a deciduous tree sheds its leaves in the fall>
b :  to discharge usually gradually especially as part of a pathological process <shed a virus in the feces>
5
:  to rid oneself of temporarily or permanently as superfluous or unwanted <shed her inhibitions> <the company shed 100 jobs>
intransitive verb
1
:  to pour out :  spill
2
:  to become dispersed :  scatter
3
:  to cast off some natural covering (as fur or skin) <the cat is shedding>
shed blood
:  to cause death by violence

Origin of SHED

Middle English, to divide, separate, from Old English scēadan; akin to Old High German skeidan to separate, Latin scindere to split, cleave, Greek schizein to split
First Known Use: before 12th century

2shed

noun

Definition of SHED

1
obsolete :  distinction, difference
2
:  something (as the skin of a snake) that is discarded in shedding
3
:  a divide of land

First Known Use of SHED

12th century

3shed

noun

Definition of SHED

1
a :  a slight structure built for shelter or storage; especially :  a single-storied building with one or more sides unenclosed
b :  a building that resembles a shed
2
archaic :  hut
shed·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of SHED

alteration of earlier shadde, probably from Middle English shade shade
First Known Use: 1557

4shed

transitive verb
shed·dedshed·ding

Definition of SHED

:  to put or house in a shed

First Known Use of SHED

1850

shed

transitive verb \ˈshed\   (Medical Dictionary)
shedshed·ding

Medical Definition of SHED

: to give off or out: as a : to lose as part of a natural process <shed the deciduous teeth> b : to discharge usually gradually from the body <exposed persons may shed virus from the oropharynx—D. R. Franz et al>

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