SHED, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive shed.
1. To pour out; to effuse; to spill; to suffer to flow out; as, to shed tears; to shed blood. The sun sheds light on the earth; the stars shed a more feeble light.
This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28.
2. To let fall; to cast; as, the trees shed their leaves on autumn; fowls shed their fethers; and serpents shed their skin.
3. To scatter to emit; to throw off; to diffuse; as, flowers shed their sweets of fragrance.
SHED, verb intransitive To let fall its parts.
White oats are apt to shed most as they lie, and black as they stand.
1. A slight building; a covering of timber and boards, etc. for shelter against and the inclemencies of weather; a poop house or hovel; as a horse-shed.
The first Aletes born in a lowly shed. Fairfax.
Sheds of reeds which summer's heat repel. Sandys.
2. In composition; effusion; as in slood-shed. [See the Verb.]
SHED, verb transitive To keep off; to prevent from entering; as a hut, umbrella or garment that sheds rain.