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Definition 1: an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage - [noun denoting artifact]

(shed is a kind of ...) a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building

(... is a kind of shed ) a shed containing a number of beehives

(... is a kind of shed ) a shed at the edge of a river or lake; used to store boats

(... is a kind of shed ) a shed for storing coal

(... is a kind of shed ) a shed for storing tools

(... is a kind of shed ) a shed for storing firewood or garden tools

Definition 2: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers - [verb of body]

Samples where shed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our dog sheds every Spring

Synonyms for shed in the sense of this definition

(shed is a kind of ...) get rid of

"he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

(... is a kind of shed ) peel off in scales

"dry skin desquamates"

Definition 3: cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over - [verb of contact]

Samples where shed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • spill the beans all over the table

Synonyms for shed in the sense of this definition

(shed is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of shed ) go to seed; shed seeds

"The dandelions went to seed"

(shed has a similar meaning as ...) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

"spill the milk" "splatter water"

Definition 4: get rid of - [verb of contact]

Samples where shed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Synonyms for shed in the sense of this definition

(shed is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of shed ) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

(... is a kind of shed ) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

(... is a kind of shed ) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

(... is a kind of shed ) cause a body part to undergo autotomy

Definition 5: pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities - [verb of contact]

Samples where shed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shed tears
  • spill blood
  • God shed His grace on Thee

Synonyms for shed in the sense of this definition

(shed is a kind of ...) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

Definition 6: shed at an early stage of development - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where shed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • most amphibians have caducous gills
  • the caducous calyx of a poppy

Synonyms for shed in the sense of this definition

(shed is similar to ...) (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth

"deciduous teeth"

(shed belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

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