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shroud

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noun \ˈshrau̇d, especially Southern ˈsrau̇d\

Definition of shroud

  1. 1 obsolete :  shelter, protection

  2. 2 :  something that covers, screens, or guards: such asa :  one of two flanges that give peripheral support to turbine or fan beddingb :  a guard (as of ceramic or fiberglass) 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

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

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Definition of shroud

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a archaic :  to cover for protectionb obsolete :  conceal

  3. 2a :  to cut off from view :  obscure trees shrouded by fog this point is shrouded in uncertainty — Henry Jamesb :  to veil under another appearance (as by obscuring or disguising) shrouded the decision in a series of formalities

  4. 3 :  to dress for burial

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 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


SHROUD Defined for English Language Learners

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shroud

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noun \ˈshrau̇d, especially Southern ˈsrau̇d\

Definition of shroud for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that covers or hides something


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shroud

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Definition of shroud for English Language Learners

  • : to cover or hide (something)


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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Definition of shroud for Students

shrouded

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shrouding

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



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