shed [1] NOUN 1) a simple roofed structure, typically of wood and used for storage or to shelter animals. 2) a larger structure, typically with one or more sides open, for storing vehicles or machinery.
ORIGIN apparently a variant of SHADE(Cf. ↑shader).
shed [2] VERB (shedding; past and past part. shed) 1) allow (leaves, hair, skin, etc.) to fall off naturally. 2) discard; get rid of. 3) take off (clothes). 4) cast or give off (light). 5) accidentally drop or spill. 6) resist the absorption of.
shed tears — Cf. ↑shed tears
DERIVATIVES shedder noun.
ORIGIN Old English, «separate out, divide», also «scatter»; related to SHEATH(Cf. ↑sheath).

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