A typical wooden shed on an allotment in Britain




  • An area between upper and lower warp yarns through which the weft is woven.
  • A distinction or dividing-line.
  • A parting in the hair.
  • The top of the head.
  • An area of land as distinguished from those around it.
  • A unit of area equivalent to 10-52 square meters
  • A slight or temporary structure built to shade or shelter something; a structure usually open in front; an outbuilding; a hut.
  • A large temporary open structure for reception of goods.
  • An automobile which is old, worn-out, slow, or otherwise of poor quality.
  • A British Rail Class 66 locomotive.


  • From Middle English scheden, schede, from Old English scēadan, scādan, from Proto-West Germanic *skaiþan, from Proto-Germanic *skaiþaną (compare West Frisian skiede, Dutch and German scheiden), from Proto-Indo-European *skeyt-, from *skey-.
  • See also Welsh chwydu, Lithuanian skėsti, skíesti, Old Church Slavonic цѣдити, Ancient Greek σχίζω, Old Armenian ցտեմ, Sanskrit च्यति). Related to shoad, shit.
  • From Middle English sched, schede, schad, from a combination of Old English scēada ("a parting of the hair, top of the head") and Old English ġesċēad.
  • Dialectal variant of a specialized use of shade.

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