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shroud

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noun \ˈshrau̇d, especially Southern ˈsrau̇d\

Simple Definition of shroud

  • : a cloth that is used to wrap a dead body

  • : something that covers or hides something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shroud

  1. 1 obsolete :  shelter, protection

  2. 2 :  something that covers, screens, or guards: asa :  one of two flanges that give peripheral support to turbine or fan beddingb :  a usually fiberglass guard that protects a spacecraft from the heat of launching

  3. 3 :  burial garment :  winding-sheet, cerement

  4. 4a :  one of the ropes leading usually in pairs from a ship's mastheads to give lateral support to the mastsb :  one of the cords that suspend the harness of a parachute from the canopy

Examples of shroud in a sentence

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



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Origin and Etymology of shroud

Middle English, garment, from Old English scrūd; akin to Old English scrēade shred — more at shred


First Known Use: 14th century

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shroud

verb

Simple Definition of shroud

  • : to cover or hide (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shroud

  • transitive verb
    1. 1a archaic :  to cover for protectionb obsolete :  conceal

    2. 2a :  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>

    3. 3 :  to dress for burial

    4. intransitive verb
    5. archaic :  to seek shelter

    Examples of shroud in a sentence

    1. The mountains were shrouded in fog.

    2. Their work is shrouded in secrecy.



    14th Century

    First Known Use of shroud

    14th century

    Rhymes with shroud

    boughed, bowed, browed, cloud, crowd, loud, proud, stroud


    SHROUD Defined for Kids

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    shroud

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    noun \ˈshrau̇d\

    Definition of shroud for Students

    1. 1 :  the cloth placed over or around a dead body

    2. 2 :  something that covers or hides <a shroud of secrecy>




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    shroud

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    verb

    Definition of shroud for Students

    shrouded

    shrouding

    1. :  to cover or hide with or as if with a shroud <The road was shrouded in fog.>





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