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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shed  \Shed\,  n. 
  1.  A  parting;  a  separation;  a  division.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.] 
  They  say  also  that  the  manner  of  making  the  shed  of 
  newwedded  wives'  hair  with  the  iron  head  of  a 
  javelin  came  up  then  likewise.  --Sir  T. 
  2.  The  act  of  shedding  or  spilling;  --  used  only  in 
  composition,  as  in  bloodshed. 
  3.  That  which  parts  divides,  or  sheds;  --  used  in 
  composition,  as  in  watershed. 
  4.  (Weaving)  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 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shed  \Shed\,  n.  [The  same  word  as  shade.  See  {Shade}.] 
  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  shed. 
  The  first  Aletes  born  in  lowly  shed.  --Fairfax. 
  Sheds  of  reeds  which  summer's  heat  repel.  --Sandys. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shed  \Shed\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  fall  in  drops;  to  pour.  [Obs.] 
  Such  a  rain  down  from  the  welkin  shadde.  --Chaucer. 
  2.  To  let  fall  the  parts  as  seeds  or  fruit;  to  throw  off  a 
  covering  or  envelope. 
  White  oats  are  apt  to  shed  most  as  they  lie,  and 
  black  as  they  stand  --Mortimer. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shed  \Shed\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shedding}.]  [OE.  scheden  sch?den,  to  pour,  to  part  AS 
  sc[=a]dan,  sce['a]dan,  to  pert,  to  separate;  akin  to  OS 
  sk??an,  OFries  sk?tha,  G.  scheiden  OHG.  sceidan  Goth. 
  skaidan  and  probably  to  Lith.  sk["e]du  I  part  separate,  L. 
  scindere  to  cleave,  to  split,  Gr  ???,  Skr.  chid,  and  perch. 
  also  to  L.  caedere  to  cut.  [root]159.  Cf  {Chisel}, 
  {Concise},  {Schism},  {Sheading},  {Sheath},  {Shide}.] 
  1.  To  separate;  to  divide.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng.]  --Robert  of 
  2.  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. 
  Did  Romeo's  hand  shed  Tybalt's  blood?  --Shak. 
  Twice  seven  consenting  years  have  shed  Their  utmost 
  bounty  on  thy  head.  --Wordsworth. 
  3.  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  leaves. 
  4.  To  cause  to  flow  off  without  penetrating;  as  a  tight 
  roof,  or  covering  of  oiled  cloth,  sheeds  water. 
  5.  To  sprinkle;  to  intersperse;  to  cover.  [R.]  ``Her  hair  .  . 
  .  is  shed  with  gray.''  --B.  Jonson 
  6.  (Weaving)  To  divide,  as  the  warp  threads,  so  as  to  form  a 
  shed,  or  passageway,  for  the  shuttle. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shed  \Shed\,  n.  (A["e]ronautics) 
  A  covered  structure  for  housing  aircraft;  a  hangar. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  (biology)  shed  at  an  early  stage  of  development;  "most 
  amphibians  have  caducous  gills";  "the  caducous  calyx  of 
  a  poppy"  [syn:  {caducous}]  [ant:  {persistent}] 
  n  :  an  single-storied  outbuilding  for  shelter  or  storage 
  v  1:  get  rid  of  "he  shed  his  image  as  a  pushy  boss"  [syn:  {cast}, 
  {cast  off},  {shake  off},  {throw},  {throw  off},  {throw 
  away},  {drop}] 
  2:  pour  in  drops;  "shed  tears";  "spill  blood";  also 
  metaphorically,  as  in  "God  shed  His  grace  on  Thee"  [syn:  {spill}, 
  {pour  forth}] 
  3:  cause  to  flow  out  or  over  "spill  the  beans  all  over  the 
  table"  [syn:  {spill},  {disgorge}] 
  4:  cast  off  hair,  skin,  horn,  or  feathers;  of  animals  [syn:  {molt}, 
  {exuviate},  {moult},  {slough}] 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  Segmented  Hypergraphics  EDitor  (MS,  Windows,  ADT) 

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