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shed - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shed

(noun) an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
(verb) get rid of
Example Sentence
  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

(verb) pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
Synonyms : pour forth , spill
Example Sentence
  • shed tears
  • spill blood
  • God shed His grace on Thee

(verb) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
Synonyms : disgorge , spill
Example Sentence
  • spill the beans all over the table

(verb) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Synonyms : exuviate , molt , moult , slough
Example Sentence
  • our dog sheds every Spring

(adj) shed at an early stage of development
Synonyms : caducous
Example Sentence
  • most amphibians have caducous gills
  • the caducous calyx of a poppy

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shed

Gives shade.
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by shadip

SHED -to cast off (undress), is the opposite of CLAD which is to be, fully dressed.
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