SHED, v.t. pret. and pp. shed.
1. To pour out; to effuse; to spill; to suffer to flow out; as, to shed tears; to shed blood. The sun sheds light on the earth; the stars shed a more feeble light.
This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matt. 26.
2. To let fall; to cast; as, the trees shed their leaves on autumn; fowls shed their fethers; and serpents shed their skin.
3. To scatter to emit; to throw off; to diffuse; as, flowers shed their sweets of fragrance.
SHED, v.i. To let fall its parts.
White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand.
SHED, n. [Sax. sced, a shade; Sw. skydd, a defense; skydda, to protect, to defend or shelter; Dan. skytter, id.; skytter, a shooter; skyts, a defense; skyt, a gun; skyder, to shoot; G. schützen, to defend; schütze, a shooter; D. schutten, to defend, to parry or stop; schutter, a shooter. It appears that shed, the noun and verb, and shoot, are from one source, and shade, scud, scath, and several other words, when traced, all terminate in the same radical sense, to thrust, rush or drive.]
- A slight building; a covering of timber and boards, &c: for shelter against rain and the inclemencies of weather; a poor house or hovel; as, a horse-shed.
The first Aletes born in lowly shed. – Fairfax.
Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel. – Sandys.
- In composition, effusion; as in blood-shed. [See the Verb.]
To let fall its parts.
White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand. – Mortimer.
SHED, v.t.1 [pret. and pp. shed. Sax. scedan, to pour out. If s is a prefix, this word coincides in elements with D. gieten, to pour, to cast, G. giessen, Eng. gush. It coincides also in elements with shoot. See the Noun.]
- To cause or stiffer to flow out; as, to shed tears; to shed blood. The sun sheds light on the earth; the stars shed a more feeble light.
This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. – Matth. xxvi.
- To let fall; to cast; as the trees shed their leaves in autumn; fowls shed their feathers; and serpents shed their skin.
- To scatter; to emit; to throw off; to diffuse; as, flowers shed their sweets or fragrance.
[The peculiar sense of this word is to cast off something that belongs to the body, either a substance or a quality. Applied to animals and plants, it expresses a periodical casting off of a natural covering.]
To keep off; to prevent from entering; as a hut, umbrella or garment that sheds rain.
- 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
- To separate; to
fall in drops; to pour.
parting; a separation; a division.
- A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
- 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.
- To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit;
to throw off a covering or envelope.
- The act of shedding or spilling; -- used
only in composition, as in bloodshed.
- 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
- That which parts, divides, or sheds; --
used in composition, as in watershed.
- To cause to flow off without penetrating;
as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds
- 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
- To sprinkle; to intersperse; to
- To divide, as the warp
threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the