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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

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

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



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Origin 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)

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

    1. The mountains were shrouded in fog.

    2. Their work is shrouded in secrecy.



    14th Century

    First Known Use of shroud

    14th century



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