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Barn vs. Shed

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Main Difference

The main difference between Barn and Shed is that the Barn is a agricultural building used for storage and as a covered workplace and Shed is a single-storey structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage

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Wikipedia
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  • Barn (noun)

    A building, often found on a farm, used for storage or keeping animals such as cattle.

  • Barn (noun)

    A unit of surface area equal to 10-28 square metres.

  • Barn (noun)

    An arena.

    "Maple Leaf Gardens was a grand old barn."

  • Barn (noun)

    A child.

  • Barn (verb)

    To lay up in a barn.

  • Shed (verb)

    To part, separate or divide.

    "To shed something in two."

    "To shed the sheep from the lambs."

    "A metal comb shed her golden hair."

    "We are shed with each other by an enormous distance."

  • Shed (verb)

    To part with, separate from, leave off; cast off, let fall, be divested of.

    "You must shed your fear of the unknown before you can proceed."

    "When we found the snake, it was in the process of shedding its skin."

  • Shed (verb)

    To pour; to make flow.

  • Shed (verb)

    To allow to flow or fall.

    "I didn't shed many tears when he left me."

    "A tarpaulin sheds water."

  • Shed (verb)

    To radiate, cast, give off (light); see also shed light on.

    "Can you shed any light on this problem?"

  • Shed (verb)

    To pour forth, give off, impart.

  • Shed (verb)

    To fall in drops; to pour.

  • Shed (verb)

    To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

  • Shed (verb)

    To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

  • Shed (noun)

    An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.

  • Shed (noun)

    A distinction or dividing-line.

  • Shed (noun)

    A parting in the hair.

  • Shed (noun)

    The top of the head.

  • Shed (noun)

    An area of land as distinguished from those around it.

  • Shed (noun)

    A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.

    "a wagon shed; a wood shed; a garden shed"

  • Shed (noun)

    A large temporary open structure for reception of goods.

  • Shed (noun)

    An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.

  • Shed (noun)

    A British Rail Class 66 locomotive.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Barn (noun)

    A covered building used chiefly for storing grain, hay, and other productions of a farm. In the United States a part of the barn is often used for stables.

  • Barn (noun)

    A child. See Bairn.

  • Barn

    To lay up in a barn.

  • Shed (noun)

    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.

  • Shed (noun)

    A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.

  • Shed (noun)

    A parting; a separation; a division.

  • Shed (noun)

    The act of shedding or spilling; - used only in composition, as in bloodshed.

  • Shed (noun)

    That which parts, divides, or sheds; - used in composition, as in watershed.

  • Shed (noun)

    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.

  • Shed

    To separate; to divide.

  • Shed

    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.

  • Shed

    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.

  • Shed

    To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.

  • Shed

    To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

  • Shed

    To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.

  • Shed (verb)

    To fall in drops; to pour.

  • Shed (verb)

    To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a covering or envelope.

Webster Dictionary
  • Barn (noun)

    an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

  • Barn (noun)

    (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle presents to another as a target for an encounter

  • Shed (noun)

    an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

  • Shed (verb)

    get rid of;

    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"

    "shed your clothes"

  • Shed (verb)

    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"

  • Shed (verb)

    cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over;

    "spill the beans all over the table"

  • Shed (verb)

    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

    "out dog sheds every Spring"

  • Shed (adjective)

    shed at an early stage of development;

    "most amphibians have caducous gills"

    "the caducous calyx of a poppy"

Princeton's WordNet

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