shroud
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, garment, from Old English scrūd; akin to Old English scrēade shred — more at shred Date: 14th century 1. obsolete shelter, protection 2. something that covers, screens, or guards: as a. one of two flanges that give peripheral support to turbine or fan bedding b. a usually fiberglass guard that protects a spacecraft from the heat of launching 3. burial garment ; winding-sheet, cerement 4. a. one of the ropes leading usually in pairs from a ship's mastheads to give lateral support to the masts b. one of the cords that suspend the harness of a parachute from the canopy II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. archaic to cover for protection b. obsolete conceal 2. a. to cut off from view ; obscure <
trees shrouded by fog
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this point is shrouded in uncertainty — Henry James
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b. to veil under another appearance (as by obscuring or disguising) <
shrouded the decision in a series of formalities
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3. to dress for burial intransitive verb archaic to seek shelter

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  • Shroud — (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] 1. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shrouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrouding}.] [Cf. AS. scr?dan. See {Shroud}, n.] 1. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave. [1913 Webster] The ancient Egyptian mummies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets , or winding sheets , such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are …   Wikipedia

  • shroud — [shroud] n. [ME schroude < OE scrud, akin to ON skrud, accouterments, cloth, OE screade, SHRED] 1. a cloth used to wrap a corpse for burial; winding sheet 2. something that covers, protects, or screens; veil; shelter 3. any of a set of ropes… …   English World dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. i. To take shelter or harbor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If your stray attendance be yet lodged, Or shroud within these limits. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. To lop. See {Shrood}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shroud — ► NOUN 1) a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial. 2) a thing that envelops or obscures. 3) technical a protective casing or cover. 4) (shrouds) a set of ropes forming part of the rigging of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud. См. Кожух. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • shroud — I verb adumbrate, becloud, befog, blanket, bury, cloak, closet, conceal, cover, curtain, darken, eclipse, encase, ensconce, envelop, enwrap, hide, mask, muffle, obscure, overshadow, protect, render invisible, screen, seclude, sheathe, shelter,… …   Law dictionary

  • shroud — vb *cover, overspread, envelop, wrap, veil Analogous words: *hide, conceal, screen, bury: cloak, mask, camouflage, *disguise …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shroud — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ burial, funeral, mourning VERB + SHROUD ▪ wrap sb in ▪ A human form lay there, wrapped in a shroud. PREPOSI …   Collocations dictionary

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