shroud


shroud
shroudless, adj.shroudlike, adj.
/shrowd/, n.
1. a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
2. something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain.
3. Naut. any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from both sides on the head of a lower or upper mast of the outer end of a bowsprit to steady it against lateral sway: a part of the standing rigging.
4. Also called shroud line. Aeron. any of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
5. Also called shrouding. Mach.
a. (on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
b. (on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
6. Rocketry. a cone-shaped shield that protects the payload of a launch vehicle.
v.t.
7. to wrap or clothe for burial; enshroud.
8. to cover; hide from view.
9. to veil, as in obscurity or mystery: They shrouded their past lives in an effort to forget.
10. to provide (a water wheel) with a shroud.
11. Obs. to shelter.
v.i.
12. Archaic. to take shelter.
[bef. 1000; (n.) ME; OE scrud; c. ON skruth; akin to SHRED; (v.) ME shrouden, deriv. of the n.; r. ME shriden, OE scrydan, deriv. of scrud]
Syn. 1. winding sheet. 8. conceal, screen.

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  • Shroud — (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] 1. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shrouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrouding}.] [Cf. AS. scr?dan. See {Shroud}, n.] 1. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave. [1913 Webster] The ancient Egyptian mummies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets , or winding sheets , such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are …   Wikipedia

  • shroud — [shroud] n. [ME schroude < OE scrud, akin to ON skrud, accouterments, cloth, OE screade, SHRED] 1. a cloth used to wrap a corpse for burial; winding sheet 2. something that covers, protects, or screens; veil; shelter 3. any of a set of ropes… …   English World dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. i. To take shelter or harbor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If your stray attendance be yet lodged, Or shroud within these limits. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. To lop. See {Shrood}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shroud — ► NOUN 1) a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial. 2) a thing that envelops or obscures. 3) technical a protective casing or cover. 4) (shrouds) a set of ropes forming part of the rigging of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud. См. Кожух. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • shroud — I verb adumbrate, becloud, befog, blanket, bury, cloak, closet, conceal, cover, curtain, darken, eclipse, encase, ensconce, envelop, enwrap, hide, mask, muffle, obscure, overshadow, protect, render invisible, screen, seclude, sheathe, shelter,… …   Law dictionary

  • shroud — vb *cover, overspread, envelop, wrap, veil Analogous words: *hide, conceal, screen, bury: cloak, mask, camouflage, *disguise …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shroud — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ burial, funeral, mourning VERB + SHROUD ▪ wrap sb in ▪ A human form lay there, wrapped in a shroud. PREPOSI …   Collocations dictionary