shed (n.)

"building for storage," 1855, earlier "light, temporary shelter" (late 15c., shadde), possibly a dialectal variant of a specialized use of shade (n.). Originally of the barest sort of shelter. Or from or influenced in sense development by Middle English schudde (shud) "a shed, hut."

shed (v.)

"cast off," Old English sceadan, scadan "to divide, separate, part company; discriminate, decide; scatter abroad, cast about," strong verb (past tense scead, past participle sceadan), from Proto-Germanic *skaithan (source also of Old Saxon skethan, Old Frisian sketha, Middle Dutch sceiden, Dutch scheiden, Old High German sceidan, German scheiden "part, separate, distinguish," Gothic skaidan "separate"), from an extended form of PIE root *skei- "to cut, split."

In reference to animals, "to lose hair, feathers, etc." recorded from c. 1500; of trees losing leaves from 1590s; of clothes, 1858. This verb was used in Old English to gloss Late Latin words in the sense "to discriminate, to decide" that literally mean "to divide, separate" (compare discern). Hence also scead (n.) "separation, distinction; discretion, understanding, reason;" sceadwisnes "discrimination, discretion." Related: Shedding. A shedding-tooth (1799) was a milk-tooth or baby-tooth.

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Definitions of shed
shed (v.)
get rid of;
he shed his image as a pushy boss
shed your clothes
Synonyms: cast / cast off / shake off / throw / throw off / throw away / drop
shed (v.)
pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities;
shed tears
God shed His grace on Thee
Synonyms: spill / pour forth
shed (v.)
cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over;
Synonyms: spill / disgorge
shed (v.)
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers;
our dog sheds every Spring
Synonyms: molt / exuviate / moult / slough
shed (n.)
an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage;
shed (adj.)
shed at an early stage of development;
Synonyms: caducous