noun \ˈshrad, especially Southern ˈsrad\

: a cloth that is used to wrap a dead body

: something that covers or hides something

Full Definition of SHROUD

obsolete :  shelter, protection
:  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
:  burial garment :  winding-sheet, cerement
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

Examples of SHROUD

  1. <the truth of the affair will always be hidden under a shroud of secrecy>

Illustration of SHROUD

Origin of SHROUD

Middle English, garment, from Old English scrūd; akin to Old English scrēade shred — more at shred
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

Rhymes with SHROUD



: to cover or hide (something)

Full Definition of SHROUD

transitive verb
a archaic :  to cover for protection
b obsolete :  conceal
a :  to cut off from view :  obscure <trees shrouded by fog> <this point is shrouded in uncertainty — Henry James>
b :  to veil under another appearance (as by obscuring or disguising) <shrouded the decision in a series of formalities>
:  to dress for burial
intransitive verb
archaic :  to seek shelter

Examples of SHROUD

  1. The mountains were shrouded in fog.
  2. Their work is shrouded in secrecy.

First Known Use of SHROUD

14th century


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