HyperDic: shed

English > 6 senses of the word shed:
VERBcontactshed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropget rid of
contactshed, spill, pour forthpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
contactshed, spill, disgorgecause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over
bodyshed, molt, exuviate, moult, sloughcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
NOUNartifactshedan outbuilding with a single story
ADJECTIVEallshed, caducousshed at an early stage / stage of development
shed > pronunciation
Soundssheh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > shed: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningshed at an early stage / stage of development.
Synonymcaducous
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Narrowerdeciduous(of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
Oppositepersistent, lastingRetained
Catalancaduc
English > shed: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage.
Narrowerapiary, bee houseA shed containing a number of beehives
boathouseA shed at the edge of a river or lake
coal houseA shed for storing coal
toolshed, toolhouseA shed for storing tools
woodshedA shed for storing firewood or garden tools
BroaderoutbuildingA building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
Spanishbarraca, cobertizo
Catalanbarraca, cabana, cobert, rafal
English > shed: 6 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningGet rid of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "he shed his image as a pushy boss"
  • "shed your clothes"
Synonymscast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
Narrowerabsciseshed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
autotomize, autotomiseCause a body part to undergo autotomy
exfoliatecast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, sloughcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanisharrojar, dejar caer, despojarse, librarse de, mudar, quitarse de encima, quitarse, sacudirse algo, tirar, vaciar
Catalandesfer-se de, mudar de, treure's
English > shed: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningpour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "shed tears"
  • "God shed His grace on Thee"
Synonymsspill, pour forth
BroaderpourCause to run
Spanishderramarse, derramar, verter
Catalanescampar-se, vessar
English > shed: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run ... / run out or over.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsspill, disgorge
Narrowerseedgo to seed
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Similar tospill, slop, splatterCause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container
Spanishderramar, desparramar, verter
Catalanabocar, escampar, vessar-se, vessar
English > shed: 6 senses > verb 4, body
Meaningcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"our dog sheds every Spring"
Synonymsmolt, exuviate, moult, slough
Narrowerdesquamate, peel offpeel off in scales
Broadershed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropGet rid of
Spanishcambiar, mudar, pelechar
Catalancanviar, mudar
Nounssheddingthe process whereby something is shed

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