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Shea vs. Shed

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Sheanoun

A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.

Shedverb

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.’;

Sheanoun

The fruit of this tree, having a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed.

Shedverb

(ambitransitive) 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.’;

Shedverb

To pour; to make flow.

Shedverb

(transitive) To allow to flow or fall.

‘I didn't shed many tears when he left me.’; ‘A tarpaulin sheds water.’;

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Shedverb

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

‘Can you shed any light on this problem?’;

Shedverb

To pour forth, give off, impart.

Shedverb

To fall in drops; to pour.

Shedverb

To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

Shedverb

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

Shednoun

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

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Shednoun

(obsolete) A distinction or dividing-line.

Shednoun

(obsolete) A parting in the hair.

Shednoun

(obsolete) The top of the head.

Shednoun

(obsolete) An area of land as distinguished from those around it.

Shednoun

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’;

Shednoun

A large temporary open structure for reception of goods.

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Shednoun

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

Shednoun

A British Rail Class 66 locomotive.

Shednoun

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.’; ‘Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel.’;

Shednoun

A covered structure for housing aircraft; a hangar.

Shednoun

A parting; a separation; a division.

‘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.’;

Shednoun

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

Shednoun

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

Shednoun

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.

Shedverb

To separate; to divide.

Shedverb

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?’; ‘Twice seven consenting years have shedTheir utmost bounty on thy head.’;

Shedverb

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.

Shedverb

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

Shedverb

To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover.

Shedverb

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

Shedverb

To fall in drops; to pour.

‘Such a rain down from the welkin shadde.’;

Shedverb

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.’;

Shednoun

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

Shedverb

get rid of;

‘he shed his image as a pushy boss’; ‘shed your clothes’;

Shedverb

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’;

Shedverb

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

‘spill the beans all over the table’;

Shedverb

cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

‘out dog sheds every Spring’;

Shedadjective

shed at an early stage of development;

‘most amphibians have caducous gills’; ‘the caducous calyx of a poppy’;

Shednoun

a simple roofed structure used for garden storage, to shelter animals, or as a workshop

‘a bicycle shed’; ‘a garden shed’;

Shednoun

a larger structure for storing or maintaining vehicles or other machinery

‘a shed is required for the three engines’;

Shednoun

a building for shearing sheep or milking cattle.

Shedverb

park (a vehicle) in a depot

‘the buses were temporarily shedded in that depot’;

Shedverb

(of a tree or other plant) allow (leaves or fruit) to fall to the ground

‘both varieties shed leaves in winter’;

Shedverb

(of a reptile, insect, etc.) allow (its skin or shell) to come off, to be replaced by another one that has grown underneath.

Shedverb

(of a mammal) lose (hair) as a result of moulting, disease, or age.

Shedverb

take off (clothes)

‘we shed our jackets’;

Shedverb

have the property of repelling (water or a similar substance).

Shedverb

discard (something undesirable, superfluous, or outdated)

‘many firms use relocation as an opportunity to shed jobs’;

Shedverb

cast or give off (light)

‘the full moon shed a watery light on the scene’;

Shedverb

accidentally allow (something) to fall off or spill

‘a lorry shed its load of steel bars’;

Shedverb

eliminate part of (an electrical power load) by disconnecting circuits.

Shed

A shed is typically a simple, single-story roofed structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage, hobbies, or as a workshop. Sheds vary considerably in their size and complexity of construction, from simple open-sided ones designed to cover bicycles or garden items to large wood-framed structures with shingled roofs, windows, and electrical outlets.

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