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1. shed

verb. ['ˈʃɛd'] get rid of.

Synonyms

  • throw
  • exfoliate
  • autotomize
  • shake off
  • abscise
  • throw off
  • cast off
  • throw away
  • slough
  • drop
  • take away
  • autotomise
  • moult
  • remove
  • withdraw
  • take
  • cast
  • exuviate

Antonyms

  • mind
  • attend to
  • hire
  • continue

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Shed

  • hilton-head
  • widespread
  • purebred
  • interbred
  • thoroughbred
  • infrared
  • sffed
  • retread
  • overhead
  • overfed
  • misread
  • misled
  • instead
  • biomed
  • unwed
  • unted
  • unsaid
  • unread
  • spread
  • sayed
  • numed
  • imbed
  • embed
  • behead
  • tread
  • thread
  • szwed
  • swed
  • stead
  • sped

How do you pronounce shed?

Pronounce shed as ʃɛd.

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Sentences with shed


1. Verb, past tense
Most conifers shed their needles every two or three years slowly, and new needles grow quickly.

2. Verb, base form
To shed maximum fat, follow the Lean or Doubles tracks and be scrupulous about your diet.

3. Verb, past participle
Corrugated metal siding is a fast and easy way to side a home, barn, or shed.

4. Adjective
Look near window sills and by baseboards for shed wings.

Quotes about shed


1. Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
- José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

2. I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good - the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself... Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!
- Jessye Norman

3. Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt! May your eyes never shed such stormy, scalding, heart-wrung tears as poured from mine. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agised as in that hour left my lips: for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love.
- Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

2. shed

verb. ['ˈʃɛd'] pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities.

Synonyms

  • pour
  • spill

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. shed

noun. ['ˈʃɛd'] an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage.

Synonyms

  • woodshed
  • bee house
  • outbuilding
  • toolshed
  • apiary
  • boathouse
  • coal house

Antonyms

  • switch off
  • stand still
  • fold
  • cast on

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. shed

verb. ['ˈʃɛd'] cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over.

Synonyms

  • slop
  • spill
  • seed
  • disgorge
  • displace
  • move

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • sharpen
  • win
  • stay

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. shed

adjective. ['ˈʃɛd'] shed at an early stage of development.

Synonyms

  • deciduous

Antonyms

  • orient
  • switch on

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. shed

verb. ['ˈʃɛd'] cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers.

Synonyms

  • molt
  • moult
  • throw off
  • shake off
  • desquamate
  • peel off
  • drop
  • slough
  • cast off
  • throw away
  • cast
  • exuviate

Antonyms

  • overspend
  • recuperate
  • better
  • ascend

Etymology

  • scead (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sheden (Middle English (1100-1500))
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