[ US /ˈʃɛd/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɛd/ ]
  1. get rid of
    shed your clothes
    he shed his image as a pushy boss
  2. cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    our dog sheds every Spring
  3. cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    spill the beans all over the table
  4. pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
    spill blood
    shed tears
    God shed His grace on Thee
  1. shed at an early stage of development
    the caducous calyx of a poppy
    most amphibians have caducous gills
  1. an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
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How To Use shed In A Sentence

  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • Warner wrote from Egypt expressing sympathy for their unfurnished state of affairs, but added, "I would rather fit out three houses and fill them with furniture than to fit out one 'dahabiyeh'. Mark Twain, a Biography. Complete
  • The residents are mostly impoverished families who survive by collecting recyclable garbage.
  • She distinguished the undrawing of iron bars, and then the countenance of Spalatro at her door, before she had a clear remembrance of her situation — that she was a prisoner in a house on a lonely shore, and that this man was her jailor. The Italian
  • Divide half the mixture between 4 glass bowls, then sprinkle with a few fresh raspberries and a bit more crushed honeycomb. The Sun
  • Ireland does not have another manufacturing facility with a similar capacity to absorb glass cullet (crushed glass).
  • The Girl relucted a little, upon which he gave her 3 Guineas, and wished he might be damned if he did not have her in 3 months. John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756
  • For a very long time I loved the idea of writing but did very little - I published a few stories, and workshopped myself into submission.
  • My poor Lirriper was a handsome figure of a man, with a beaming eye and a voice as mellow as a musical instrument made of honey and steel, but he had ever been a free liver being in the commercial travelling line and travelling what he called a limekiln road — “a dry road, Emma my dear,” my poor Lirriper says to me, “where I have to lay the dust with one drink or another all day long and half the night, and it wears me Emma” — and this led to his running through a good deal and might have run through the turnpike too when that dreadful horse that never would stand still for a single instant set off, but for its being night and the gate shut and consequently took his wheel, my poor Lirriper and the gig smashed to atoms and never spoke afterwards. Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings
  • I lashed the clothes that I had been brought to wear at the hospital into the bag, a couple of ancient pairs of socks that felt suddenly found and familiar.
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