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shroud

 (shroud)
n.
1. A cloth used to wrap a body for burial; a winding sheet.
2. Something that conceals, protects, or screens: under a shroud of fog.
3.
a. Nautical One of a set of ropes or wire cables stretched from the masthead to the sides of a vessel to support the mast.
b. A similar supporting line for a smokestack or comparable structure.
c. One of the ropes connecting the harness and canopy of a parachute.
v. shroud·ed, shroud·ing, shrouds
v.tr.
1. To wrap (a corpse) in burial clothing.
2.
a. To envelop and obscure or shut off from sight: Fog shrouded the city. See Synonyms at block.
b. To envelop or be associated with and make difficult to understand: "Diabetes continued as a kind of underground disease, shrouded in myth and bereft of advocates" (James S. Hirsch).
3. Archaic To shelter; protect.
v.intr. Archaic
To take cover; find shelter.

[Middle English schrud, garment, from Old English scrūd.]

shroud

(ʃraʊd)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a garment or piece of cloth used to wrap a dead body
2. anything that envelops like a garment: a shroud of mist.
3. a protective covering for a piece of equipment
4. (Astronautics) astronautics a streamlined protective covering used to protect the payload during a rocket-powered launch
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical one of a pattern of ropes or cables used to stay a mast
6. (Building) any of a set of wire cables stretched between a smokestack or similar structure and the ground, to prevent side sway
7. (Aeronautics) Also called: shroud line any of a set of lines running from the canopy of a parachute to the harness
vb
8. (tr) to wrap in a shroud
9. (tr) to cover, envelop, or hide
10. archaic to seek or give shelter
[Old English scrūd garment; related to Old Norse skrūth gear]
ˈshroudless adj

shroud

(ʃraʊd)

n.
1. a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
2. something that covers, conceals, or protects: a shroud of darkness.
3. any of a number of fixed ropes or wires that converge from the head of a ship's mast and keep it from swaying.
4. Also called shroud′ line`. any of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
v.t.
5. to wrap or clothe for burial; enshroud.
6. to cover; hide from view.
7. to veil in obscurity or mystery.
8. Archaic. to take shelter.
[before 1000; Old English scrūd, c. Old Norse skrūth apparel]

shroud


Past participle: shrouded
Gerund: shrouding

Imperative
shroud
shroud
Present
I shroud
you shroud
he/she/it shrouds
we shroud
you shroud
they shroud
Preterite
I shrouded
you shrouded
he/she/it shrouded
we shrouded
you shrouded
they shrouded
Present Continuous
I am shrouding
you are shrouding
he/she/it is shrouding
we are shrouding
you are shrouding
they are shrouding
Present Perfect
I have shrouded
you have shrouded
he/she/it has shrouded
we have shrouded
you have shrouded
they have shrouded
Past Continuous
I was shrouding
you were shrouding
he/she/it was shrouding
we were shrouding
you were shrouding
they were shrouding
Past Perfect
I had shrouded
you had shrouded
he/she/it had shrouded
we had shrouded
you had shrouded
they had shrouded
Future
I will shroud
you will shroud
he/she/it will shroud
we will shroud
you will shroud
they will shroud
Future Perfect
I will have shrouded
you will have shrouded
he/she/it will have shrouded
we will have shrouded
you will have shrouded
they will have shrouded
Future Continuous
I will be shrouding
you will be shrouding
he/she/it will be shrouding
we will be shrouding
you will be shrouding
they will be shrouding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shrouding
you have been shrouding
he/she/it has been shrouding
we have been shrouding
you have been shrouding
they have been shrouding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shrouding
you will have been shrouding
he/she/it will have been shrouding
we will have been shrouding
you will have been shrouding
they will have been shrouding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shrouding
you had been shrouding
he/she/it had been shrouding
we had been shrouding
you had been shrouding
they had been shrouding
Conditional
I would shroud
you would shroud
he/she/it would shroud
we would shroud
you would shroud
they would shroud
Past Conditional
I would have shrouded
you would have shrouded
he/she/it would have shrouded
we would have shrouded
you would have shrouded
they would have shrouded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shroud - a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
chute, parachute - rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
2.shroud - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the windshroud - (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
futtock shroud - shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
line - something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible; "a washing line"
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
3.shroud - burial garment in which a corpse is wrappedshroud - burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
burial garment - cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial
Verb1.shroud - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
2.shroud - form a cover like a shroud; "Mist shrouded the castle"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
3.shroud - wrap in a shroud; "shroud the corpses"
wrap, wrap up - arrange or fold as a cover or protection; "wrap the baby before taking her out"; "Wrap the present"

shroud

noun
2. covering, veil, mantle, screen, cloud, pall a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow
verb
1. conceal, cover, screen, hide, surround, blanket, veil, cloak, swathe, envelop Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.

shroud

verb
1. To cut off from sight:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
3. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
Translations
سِتاركَفَنيُغَطّي، يَكْتَنِف
rubášzahalitzávoj
dækkeindhylleligklædevant
vantti
halotti lepelvantni
hjúpur, hulahylja, hjúpalíkklæîi
apgaubtiįkapėsšydas
aizplīvurotaizsegsietītlīķautspārklājs
rubáš
vant

shroud

[ʃraʊd]
A. N
1. (around corpse) → sudario m, mortaja f
the Shroud of Turinla Sábana Santa de Turín, el Santo Sudario de Turín
2. (fig) a shroud of mysteryun velo or halo de misterio
3. shrouds (Naut) → obenques mpl
B. VT
1. [+ corpse] → amortajar
2. (fig) → velar, cubrir
the castle was shrouded in mistel castillo estaba envuelto en niebla
the whole thing is shrouded in mysteryel asunto está envuelto en un halo de misterio
the whole affair is shrouded in secrecyel asunto se mantiene en secreto

shroud

[ˈʃraʊd]
n
(= cloth) → linceul m
[secrecy, mystery, mist] → voile m
vt
[mist, fog] → envelopper
to be shrouded in sth [+ mist, smoke] → être noyé(e) dans qch
to be shrouded in mystery → être entouré(e) de mystère
shrouded in secrecy
The affair is shrouded in secrecy → Le plus grand secret entoure cette affaire.Shrove Tuesday [ˌʃrəʊvˈtjuːzdeɪ] n(le) Mardi gras

shroud

n
Leichentuch nt, → Totenhemd nt
(fig)Schleier m; a shroud of smokeRauchschwaden pl; a shroud of secrecyder Schleier eines Geheimnisses
shrouds pl (Naut) → Wanten pl
vt
(lit)in ein Leichentuch hüllen
(fig)hüllen; the whole thing is shrouded in mysterydie ganze Angelegenheit ist von einem Geheimnis umgeben

shroud

[ʃraʊd]
1. n (round corpse) → sudario (fig) (of secrecy) → alone m
2. vt (fig) shrouded in (mist, darkness) → circondato/a da
shrouded in mystery → avvolto/a nel mistero

shroud

(ʃraud) noun
1. a cloth wrapped around a dead body.
2. something that covers. a shroud of mist.
verb
to cover or hide. The incident was shrouded in mystery.
References in classic literature ?
I'll make him a shroud, and he shall be buried in the garden, and I'll never have another bird, never, my Pip
Startled from his lethargy by that direful cry, Jonah staggers to his feet, and stumbling to the deck, grasps a shroud, to look out upon the sea.
Holding by a shroud, Starbuck was standing on the quarter-deck; at every flash of the lightning glancing aloft, to see what additional disaster might have befallen the intricate hamper there; while Stubb and Flask were directing the men in the higher hoisting and firmer lashing of the boats.
It was his mother's shroud, he thought; but Cassy had it, holding it up, and showing it to him.
The lid was shoved along about a foot, show- ing the dead man's face down in there, with a wet cloth over it, and his shroud on.
Dead people might talk, maybe, but they don't come sliding around in a shroud, when you ain't noticing, and peep over your shoulder all of a sudden and grit their teeth, the way a ghost does.
Now, like Mira, it was cold and quiet, wrapped in its shroud of snow; but Rebecca knelt by the brink, and putting her ear to the glaze of ice, fancied, where it used to be deepest, she could hear a faint, tinkling sound.
I know not what dress she had on: it was white and straight; but whether gown, sheet, or shroud, I cannot tell.
It thrilled him with a vague uncertain horror, to know that behind the dusky shroud, there were ghostly eyes intently fixed upon him, while he, though he stretched his own to the utmost, could see nothing but a spectral hand and one great heap of black.
Without this arrest of everything, this standing still of all the pale decayed objects, not even the withered bridal dress on the collapsed from could have looked so like grave-clothes, or the long veil so like a shroud.
He had his shroud on, and all about him smelt of the sepulchre A butt of sack will not wash it out of my memory.
And now it is the time; from Hell's abyss Come thirsting Tantalus, come Sisyphus Heaving the cruel stone, come Tityus With vulture, and with wheel Ixion come, And come the sisters of the ceaseless toil; And all into this breast transfer their pains, And (if such tribute to despair be due) Chant in their deepest tones a doleful dirge Over a corse unworthy of a shroud.