shroud

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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] …

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  • 6 Shroud — Shroud, v. t. To lop. See {Shrood}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 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… …

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

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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

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  • 12 shroud — {{11}}shroud (n.) O.E. scrud a garment, clothing, from W.Gmc. *skruthan, from P.Gmc. *skrud cut (Cf. O.N. skruð shroud of a ship, Dan., Swed. skrud dress, attire ), variant of *skreud to cut, related to O.E. screade (see SHRED (Cf …

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  • 13 shroud — en·shroud; shroud; shroud·less; shroud·man; un·shroud; …

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  • 14 shroud — I UK [ʃraʊd] / US noun [countable] Word forms shroud : singular shroud plural shrouds 1) a piece of cloth that is wrapped around a dead body before it is buried 2) mainly literary something that covers or hides something A shroud of darkness hung …

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  • 15 shroud — shroud1 [ʃraud] n [: Old English; Origin: scrud] 1.) a cloth that is wrapped around a dead person s body before it is buried 2.) literary something that hides or covers something ▪ The fog rolled in, and a grey shroud covered the city. shroud of… …

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  • 16 shroud — shroud1 [ ʃraud ] noun count 1. ) a piece of cloth that is wrapped around a dead body before it is buried 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY something that covers or hides something: A shroud of darkness hung over the city. shroud shroud 2 [ ʃraud ] verb… …

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  • 17 shroud — [[t]ʃra͟ʊd[/t]] shrouds, shrouding, shrouded 1) N COUNT A shroud is a cloth which is used for wrapping a dead body. 2) N COUNT: N of n You can refer to something that surrounds an object or situation as a shroud of something. ...a parked car… …

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  • 18 shroud — shroudless, adj. shroudlike, adj. /shrowd/, n. 1. a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial. 2. something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain. 3. Naut. any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from… …

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  • 19 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: a shroud of mist. 3》 technical a protective casing or cover. 4》 (shrouds) a set of ropes forming part of the… …

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  • 20 shroud — 1. noun 1) the shroud of Turin Syn: winding sheet; historical cerements 2) a shroud of mist a shroud of secrecy Syn: covering, cover, cloak, mantle, blanket, layer, cloud, veil …

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