shed /ˈʃɛd/ 及物動詞
1. A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure often 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.
2. Aeronautics A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.
Shed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shed; p. pr. & vb. n. Shedding.]
1. To separate; to divide. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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.”
6. Weaving To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
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.
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. North.
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 threads.
adj : shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians have
caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy" [syn:
caducous] [ant: persistent]
n : an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or
v 1: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
clothes" [syn: cast, cast off, shake off, throw,
throw off, throw away, drop]
2: pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or
small quantities; "shed tears"; "spill blood"; "God shed
His grace on Thee" [syn: spill, pour forth]
3: cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or
over; "spill the beans all over the table" [syn: spill,
4: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "out dog sheds every
Spring" [syn: molt, exuviate, moult, slough]