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 for shed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shed \Shed\ (sh[e^]d), n. [The same word as shade. See Shade.]
     1. 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.
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              The first Aletes born in lowly shed.  --Fairfax.
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              Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel. --Sandys.
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     2. (Aeronautics) A covered structure for housing aircraft; a
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shed \Shed\, v. i.
     1. To fall in drops; to pour. [Obs.]
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              Such a rain down from the welkin shadde. --Chaucer.
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     2. To let fall the parts, as seeds or fruit; to throw off a
        covering or envelope.
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              White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and
              black as they stand.                  --Mortimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shed \Shed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Shedding.] [OE. scheden, sch?den, to pour, to part, AS.
     sc[=a]dan, sce['a]dan, to pert, to separate; akin to OS.
     sk??an, OFries. sk?tha, G. scheiden, OHG. sceidan, Goth.
     skaidan, and probably to Lith. sk["e]du I part, separate, L.
     scindere to cleave, to split, Gr. ???, Skr. chid, and perch.
     also to L. caedere to cut. [root]159. Cf. Chisel,
     Concise, Schism, Sheading, Sheath, Shide.]
     1. To separate; to divide. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Robert of
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     2. 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.
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              Did Romeo's hand shed Tybalt's blood? --Shak.
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              Twice seven consenting years have shed
              Their utmost bounty on thy head.      --Wordsworth.
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     3. 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.
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     4. To cause to flow off without penetrating; as, a tight
        roof, or covering of oiled cloth, sheeds water.
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     5. To sprinkle; to intersperse; to cover. [R.] "Her hair . .
        . is shed with gray." --B. Jonson.
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     6. (Weaving) To divide, as the warp threads, so as to form a
        shed, or passageway, for the shuttle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shed \Shed\, n.
     1. A parting; a separation; a division. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
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              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.        --Sir T.
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     2. The act of shedding or spilling; -- used only in
        composition, as in bloodshed.
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     3. That which parts, divides, or sheds; -- used in
        composition, as in watershed.
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     4. (Weaving) 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
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: shed at an early stage of development; "most amphibians
             have caducous gills"; "the caducous calyx of a poppy"
             [syn: caducous, shed] [ant: lasting, persistent]
      n 1: an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or
      v 1: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
           clothes" [syn: shed, cast, cast off, shake off,
           throw, throw off, throw away, drop]
      2: 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" [syn: spill, shed, pour forth]
      3: cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or
         over; "spill the beans all over the table" [syn: spill,
         shed, disgorge]
      4: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every
         Spring" [syn: shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "shed":
     Nissen hut, Quonset hut, abandon, addition, booth, cashier, cast,
     cast off, cote, crib, defoliate, desquamate, discard, discharge,
     divest, dock, doff, drop, emanate, emit, exude, exuviate,
     flake off, focus, gatehouse, hangar, housing, hut, hutch, impart,
     jettison, junk, kiosk, lean-to, let fall, molt, ooze, outbuilding,
     outhouse, pavilion, peel off, pen, penthouse, pour forth, radiate,
     reject, release, scatter, scrap, sentry box, shack, shanty,
     shelter, shine, slip, slough, spill, spread, stall, structure,
     take off, throw, throw away, throw off, throw out, tollbooth,
     tollhouse, weep

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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