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
SHROUDED Defined for Kids


noun \ˈshrad\

Definition of SHROUD for Kids

:  the cloth placed over or around a dead body
:  something that covers or hides <a shroud of secrecy>



Definition of SHROUD for Kids

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


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