shed


shed
shed shed [ʆed] verb shed PTandPP shedding PRESPART [transitive]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES to get rid of something that you no longer need, especially workers:

• Plans to shed another 10,000 employees were unveiled.

• There are companies who are making high levels of profit and who are still shedding jobs.

2. FINANCE if shares shed an amount they become less in value by that amount:

• The shares shed 55 cents to close at A$15.9.

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Ⅰ.
shed UK US /ʃed/ verb [T] (shedding, shed, shed)
to get rid of something you do not need or want, especially jobs or employees: »

There are rumors that the retailer will shed more than 400 jobs over the next year.

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shed workers/employees/staff

STOCK MARKET to lose value in the stock market or other financial markets: »

The stock shed another 16% of its value yesterday, closing at $15.25.

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The Dow Jones industrial average shed 242.66 points, or 1.97%, to close at 12,075.96.

Ⅱ.
shed UK US /ʃed/ noun [C]
a large simple building, usually used for storing equipment: »

The structure is used as a truck storage shed.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shed — shed1 [shed] n. [< ME shadde, var. of shade < OE scead, shelter, protection, SHADE] 1. a small, rough building or lean to, used for shelter or storage, as a workshop, etc. 2. a large, strongly built, barnlike or hangarlike structure, often… …   English World dictionary

  • shed — ● shed nom masculin (anglais shed, hangar) Type de couverture de bâtiments industriels présentant un profil en dent de scie et composé d un versant vitré, de pente rapide, exposé au N. pour un éclairage régulier et d un autre, de pente plus… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • shed — vt, shed; shed·ding to give off or out: as a) to lose as part of a natural process <shed the deciduous teeth> b) to discharge usu. gradually from the body <exposed persons may shed virus from the oropharynx (D. R. Franz )(et al)> …   Medical dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] The first Aletes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shed 7 — Shed Seven ist eine britische Musikgruppe, die dem Britpop zugeordnet wird. Shed Seven formierten sich 1990 in York. 1994 konnten sie mit Dolphin zum ersten Mal eine Single in den UK Top 40 platzieren, am Ende dieses Jahres konnten sie mit dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shed — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Horus (homonymie) , Horus et Shed (homonymie). Cet article fait partie de la série Dieux égyptiens Présentation …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shed...y — Faraón de la Dinastía IX de Egipto Reinado c. 2120 a. C Predecesor Jety IV Sucesor H... Shed...y fue un gobernante de la dinastía IX de Egipto …   Wikipedia Español

  • shed — Ⅰ. shed [1] ► NOUN 1) a simple roofed structure, typically of wood and used for storage or to shelter animals. 2) a larger structure, typically with one or more sides open, for storing vehicles or machinery. ORIGIN apparently a variant of… …   English terms dictionary


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