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Definition of "shed" []

  • To cause to pour forth: shed tears. (verb-transitive)
  • To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart: shed light. (verb-transitive)
  • To repel without allowing penetration: A duck's feathers shed water. (verb-transitive)
  • To lose by natural process: a snake shedding its skin. (verb-transitive)
  • To rid oneself of (something not wanted or needed): I shed 25 pounds as a result of my new diet. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shed" in a sentence
  • "They say, "You shall be punished if you are caught sleeping outside your shed: _but there is no shed_.""
  • "Nash hadnt heard a word shed said until she uttered the acronym of his employer."
  • "Youll stick out like a sore thumb if you dress thatcasually, she finished, looking as if the word shed wanted to use was a lot worse than casually."