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shroud

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noun \ ˈshrau̇d , especially Southern ˈsrau̇d \

Definition of shroud

1 obsolete :shelter, protection
2 :something that covers, screens, or guards: such as
a :one of two flanges that give peripheral support to turbine or fan bedding
b :a guard (as of ceramic or fiberglass) that protects a spacecraft from the heat of launching
3 :burial garment :winding-sheet, cerement
4 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 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

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shroud

verb

Definition of shroud

transitive verb
1 a archaic :to cover for protection
b obsolete :conceal
2 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
3 :to dress for burial
intransitive verb
archaic :to seek shelter

Examples of shroud in a Sentence

  1. The mountains were shrouded in fog.

  2. Their work is shrouded in secrecy.

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First Known Use of shroud

14th century


SHROUD Defined for English Language Learners

shroud

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noun

Definition of shroud for English Language Learners

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

  • : something that covers or hides something


shroud

verb

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

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shroud

verb

Definition of shroud for Students

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


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