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Definition of shed noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shed

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ʃed//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃed//
     
    (often in compounds) Buildings, In the garden
     
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  1. 1a small simple building, usually built of wood or metal, used for keeping things in a bicycle shed (British English) a garden shed a tool shed See related entries: Buildings, In the garden
  2. 2(British English) a large industrial building, used for working in or keeping equipment an engine shed See related entries: Buildings
  3. 3(Australian English, New Zealand English) a building with open sides where the wool is cut off sheep (= they are sheared) or where cows are milked
  4. see also cowshed, potting shed, woodshed
    Word Originnoun late 15th cent.: apparently a variant of the noun shade.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shed