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Shed vs. Slough

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The main difference between Shed and Slough is that the Shed is a single-storey structure in a back garden or on an allotment that is used for storage and Slough is a town in Berkshire, England

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  • 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.

  • Slough (noun)

    The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.

    "That is the slough of a rattler; we must be careful."

  • Slough (noun)

    Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.

    "This is the slough that came off of his skin after the burn."

  • Slough (noun)

    A muddy or marshy area.

  • Slough (noun)

    A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.

    "We paddled under a canopy of trees through the slough."

  • Slough (noun)

    A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.

    "The Sacramento River Delta contains dozens of sloughs that are often used for water-skiing and fishing."

  • Slough (noun)

    A state of depression.

    "John is in a slough."

  • Slough (noun)

    A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all formed by glacial potholes.

    "Potholes or sloughs formed by a glacier’s retreat from the central plains of North America, are now known to be some of the world’s most productive ecosystems."

  • Slough (verb)

    To shed (skin).

    "This skin is being sloughed."

    "Snakes slough their skin periodically."

  • Slough (verb)

    To slide off (like a layer of skin).

    "A week after he was burned, a layer of skin on his arm sloughed off."

  • Slough (verb)

    To discard.

    "East sloughed a heart."

  • Slough (verb)

    To commit truancy, be absent from school without permission.

    ""Dude, Kaydn and Jarom are totally sloughing today!""

Wiktionary
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  • Shed (noun)

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

    "a bicycle shed"

    "a garden shed"

  • Shed (noun)

    a larger structure for storing or maintaining vehicles or other machinery

    "a shed is required for the three engines"

  • Shed (noun)

    a building for shearing sheep or milking cattle.

  • Shed (verb)

    park (a vehicle) in a depot

    "the buses were temporarily shedded in that depot"

  • Shed (verb)

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

    "both varieties shed leaves in winter"

  • Shed (verb)

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

  • Shed (verb)

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

  • Shed (verb)

    take off (clothes)

    "we shed our jackets"

  • Shed (verb)

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

  • Shed (verb)

    discard (something undesirable, superfluous, or outdated)

    "many firms use relocation as an opportunity to shed jobs"

  • Shed (verb)

    cast or give off (light)

    "the full moon shed a watery light on the scene"

  • Shed (verb)

    accidentally allow (something) to fall off or spill

    "a lorry shed its load of steel bars"

  • Shed (verb)

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

  • Slough (noun)

    a town in south-eastern England to the west of London; population 119,400 (est. 2009).

  • Slough (verb)

    shed or remove (a layer of dead skin)

    "a snake sloughs off its old skin"

    "exfoliate once a week to slough off any dry skin"

  • Slough (verb)

    get rid of (something undesirable or no longer required)

    "he is concerned to slough off the country's bad environmental image"

  • Slough (verb)

    (of dead skin) drop off; be shed

    "it is a rare skin disease in which the skin sloughs off"

  • Slough (verb)

    (of soil or rock) collapse or slide into a hole or depression

    "an eternal rain of silt sloughs down from the edges of the continents"

Oxford Dictionary
  • 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.

  • Slough (adjective)

    Slow.

  • Slough (noun)

    A place of deep mud or mire; a hole full of mire.

  • Slough (noun)

    A wet place; a swale; a side channel or inlet from a river.

  • Slough (noun)

    The skin, commonly the cast-off skin, of a serpent or of some similar animal.

  • Slough (noun)

    The dead mass separating from a foul sore; the dead part which separates from the living tissue in mortification.

  • Slough

    imp. of Slee, to slay. Slew.

  • Slough

    To cast off; to discard as refuse.

  • Slough (verb)

    To form a slough; to separate in the form of dead matter from the living tissues; - often used with off, or away; as, a sloughing ulcer; the dead tissues slough off slowly.

Webster Dictionary
  • 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"

  • Slough (noun)

    necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass

  • Slough (noun)

    a hollow filled with mud

  • Slough (noun)

    a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou)

  • Slough (noun)

    any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)

  • Slough (verb)

    cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;

    "out dog sheds every Spring"

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