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English adjective: shed

1. shed shed at an early stage of development


SamplesMost amphibians have caducous gills.
The caducous calyx of a poppy.


Synonymscaducous


Similardeciduous


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Antonymslasting, persistent


English noun: shed

1. shed (artifact) an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage


Broader (hypernym)outbuilding


Narrower (hyponym)apiary, bee house, boathouse, coal house, toolhouse, toolshed, woodshed


English verb: shed

1. shed (contact) get rid of


SamplesHe shed his image as a pushy boss.
Shed your clothes.


Synonymscast, cast off, drop, shake off, throw, throw away, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, autotomise, autotomize, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough

2. shed (contact) pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities


SamplesShed tears.
Spill blood.
God shed His grace on Thee.


Synonymspour forth, spill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pour

3. shed (contact) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over


SamplesSpill the beans all over the table.


Synonymsdisgorge, spill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)seed


Verb groupslop, spill, splatter

4. shed (body) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers


SamplesOur dog sheds every Spring.


Synonymsexuviate, molt, moult, slough


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)cast, cast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off


Narrower (hyponym)desquamate, peel off









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