Pronunciation: shroud
n.1.That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
2.Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
3.That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
Jura answers through her misty shroud.
- Byron.
4.A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
The shroud to which he won
His fair-eyed oxen.
- Chapman.
A vault, or shroud, as under a church.
- Withals.
5.The branching top of a tree; foliage.
6.(Naut.) A set of ropes serving as stays to support the masts. The lower shrouds are secured to the sides of vessels by heavy iron bolts and are passed around the head of the lower masts.
7.(Mach.) One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
Bowsprit shrouds
(Naut.) ropes extending from the head of the bowsprit to the sides of the vessel.
Futtock shrouds
(Naut.) iron rods connecting the topmast rigging with the lower rigging, passing over the edge of the top.
Shroud plate
a - (Naut.) An iron plate extending from the dead-eyes to the ship's side
b - (Mach.) A shroud. See def. 7, above.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. t.1.To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.
[imp. & p. p. Shrouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrouding.]
2.To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.
One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
v. i.1.To take shelter or harbor.
v. t.1.To lop. See Shrood.
Noun1.shroud - a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
2.shroud - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
3.shroud - burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
Verb1.shroud - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
Synonyms: enshroud, hide, cover
2.shroud - form a cover like a shroud; "Mist shrouded the castle"
3.shroud - wrap in a shroud; "shroud the corpses"
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shrinking violet
shrivel up
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Shrove Sunday
Shrove Tuesday
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