en·shroud | \in-ˈshrau̇d, en-, especially Southern -ˈsrau̇d\
enshrouded; enshrouding; enshrouds

Definition of enshroud 

transitive verb

: to cover or enclose with or as if with a shroud

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Examples of enshroud in a Sentence

the criminal organization uses a strictly enforced vow of silence to enshroud its villainous doings a dense fog enshrouded the bridge spanning the harbor

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Suddenly, the border separating Canada from the United States was effectively enshrouded in fog. Peter S. Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "With a trade war possible, global economy already feels the effect," 16 June 2018 Suddenly, the border separating Canada from the United States was effectively enshrouded in fog. New York Times, "Just the Fear of a Trade War Is Straining the Global Economy," 16 June 2018 Outside, stone stairs lead to a swimming pool enshrouded in verdant landscaping. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Aimee Osbourne moves on from updated 1930s home in the Hollywood Hills," 7 June 2018 But what lasts long after the credits roll is the movie’s quiet beauty, the iridescent sheen of an oil slick that enshrouds the narrative and the moments of near silence preceding terrifying noise. Eliza Berman, Time, "Best Movies of 2018 So Far," 4 June 2018 Years after Vogue’s 1982 feature of Le Jonchet, images were published from Daniel Romualdez’s Connecticut home; a room also enshrouded with Braquenié’s print. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "This Textile Has Been All Over Vogue—Here’s Where It Came From," 1 June 2018 Many similar planets probably exist, so the work opens new possibilities for probing the atmospheres that enshroud distant worlds, says Jessica Spake, an exoplanet astronomer at the University of Exeter, UK. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "Astronomers Spot Helium on Exoplanet for First Time," 4 May 2018 The Bulgarian artist, who with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, was famed for enshrouding massive structures in plastic sheathing hasn’t come to the Arlington County neighborhood, but four buildings there have received a fresh coat of . . . John Kelly, Washington Post, "Four buildings in Crystal City are covered in bright fabric. Why?," 9 Apr. 2018 In the 1960s physicist Freeman Dyson postulated that advanced, energy-hungry civilizations might enshroud their home stars in solar collectors—later called Dyson spheres—to absorb practically all of a star's light. Kimberly Cartier, Scientific American, "Have Aliens Built Huge Structures around Boyajian’s Star?," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of enshroud

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of enshroud was in 1583

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English Language Learners Definition of enshroud

: to cover (something or someone) in a way that makes seeing or understanding difficult

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