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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun shroud has 3 senses

Verb shroud has 3 senses


shroudn. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru 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.].
  •  That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.  Piers Plowman.  [1913 Webster]
    "Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which covers or shelters like a shroud.  [1913 Webster]
    "Jura answers through her misty shroud."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.  [1913 Webster]
    "The shroud to which he won
    His fair-eyed oxen.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "A vault, or shroud, as under a church."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The branching top of a tree; foliage.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Assyrian wad a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and with a shadowing shroad."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.  [1913 Webster]
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. Ham. Nav. Encyc. (b) (Mach.) A shroud. See def. 7, above.
shroudv. t. [Cf. AS. scrdan. See Shroud, n.].
  •  To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.  [1913 Webster]
    "The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in a number of folds of linen besmeared with gums."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.  [1913 Webster]
    "One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen."  [1913 Webster]
    "Some tempest rise,
    And blow out all the stars that light the skies,
    To shroud my shame.
    "  [1913 Webster]
shroudv. i. 
     To take shelter or harbor.  [1913 Webster]
    "If your stray attendance be yet lodged,
    Or shroud within these limits.
    "  [1913 Webster]
shroudv. t. 
     To lop. See Shrood.  [1913 Webster]


shroud, n. & v.
1 a sheetlike garment for wrapping a corpse for burial.
2 anything that conceals like a shroud (wrapped in a shroud of mystery).
3 (in pl.) Naut. a set of ropes forming part of the standing rigging and supporting the mast or topmast.
1 clothe (a body) for burial.
2 cover, conceal, or disguise (hills shrouded in mist).

shroud-laid (of a rope) having four strands laid right-handed on a core.
shroudless adj.
OE scrud f. Gmc: see SHRED



advocate, alpenstock, apparel, arm, armor, array, athletic supporter, attire, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bearer, becloud, bedeck, bedrape, befog, blanket, bless, blind, block out, box, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, bundle up, buttress, camouflage, cane, carrier, case, cerecloth, cerement, cerements, cervix, champion, cloak, close, clothe, cloud, coat, compass about, conceal, copyright, corset, cover, cover up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crate, crook, crutch, curtain, cushion, deck, defend, dight, disguise, dissemble, distract attention from, drape, drapery, dress, dud, eclipse, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, enclose, enclothe, endue, enfold, enrobe, ensconce, enshroud, ensure, envelop, enwrap, fence, fend, foundation garment, fulcrum, garb, garment, girdle, gloss over, graveclothes, guarantee, guard, guise, guy, guywire, habilitate, hanging, harbor, haven, hide, hood, housing, insure, invest, jock, jockstrap, keep, keep from harm, keep under cover, lap, mainstay, maintainer, make safe, mantle, mask, mast, muffle up, neck, nestle, obfuscate, obscure, obstruct, occult, pack, package, pall, patent, police, prop, protect, rag out, raiment, register, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, ride shotgun for, rigging, robe, safeguard, screen, secure, shade, sheathe, shelter, shield, shoulder, shut off, shut out, slur over, smother, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, strengthener, support, supporter, surround, sustainer, swaddle, swathe, tire, underwrite, upholder, varnish, veil, vestment, walking stick, whitewash, winding sheet, wrap, wrap about, wrap up




VB be safe, keep one's head above water, tide over, save one's bacon, ride out the storm, weather the storm, light upon one's feet, land on one's feet, bear a charmed life, escape, make safe, render safe Adj, protect, take care of, preserve, cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward, guard, secure, entrench, intrench, fence round, house, nestle, ensconce, take charge of, escort, convoy, garrison, watch, mount guard, patrol, make assurance doubly sure, take up a loose thread, take precautions, double reef topsails, seek safety, take shelter, find shelter.

N safety, security, surety, impregnability, invulnerability, invulnerableness, danger past, danger over, storm blown over, coast clear, escape, means of escape, blow valve, safety valve, release valve, sniffing valve, safeguard, palladium, guardianship, wardship, wardenship, tutelage, custody, safekeeping, preservation, protection, auspices, safe-conduct, escort, convoy, guard, shield, guardian angel, tutelary god, tutelary deity, tutelary saint, genius loci, protector, guardian, warden, warder, preserver, custodian, duenna, chaperon, third person, watchdog, bandog, Cerberus, watchman, patrolman, policeman, cop, dick, fuzz, smokey, peeler, zarp, sentinel, sentry, scout, garrison, guardship, refuge &c, anchor, precaution, quarantine, cordon sanitaire, confidence, protect, take care of, preserve, cover, screen, shelter, shroud, flank, ward, guard, secure, entrench, intrench, fence round, house, nestle, ensconce, take charge of, escort, convoy, garrison, watch, mount guard, patrol, make assurance doubly sure, take up a loose thread, take precautions, double reef topsails, seek safety, take shelter, find shelter, Adj, safe, secure, sure, in safety, in security, on the safe side, under the shield of, under the shade of, under the wing of, under the shadow of one's wing, under cover, under lock and key, out of danger, out of the woods, out of the meshes, out of harm's way, unharmed, unscathed, on sure ground, at anchor, high and dry, above water, unthreatened, unmolested, protected, cavendo tutus, panoplied, snug, seaworthy, weatherproof, waterproof, fireproof, defensible, tenable, proof against, invulnerable, unassailable, unattackable, impenetrable, impregnable, imperdible, inexpugnable, Achillean, safe and sound, scathless, unhazarded, not dangerous, unthreatening, harmless, friendly (cooperative), protecting, protective, guardian, tutelary, preservative, trustworthy, ex abundanti cautela, with impunity, all's well, salva res est, suave mari magno, a couvert, e terra alterius spectare laborem, Dieu vous garde.


VB defend, forfend, fend, shield, screen, shroud, engarrison, fend round, fence, entrench, intrench, guard, guard against, take care of, bear harmless, fend off, keep off, ward off, beat off, beat back, hinder, parry, repel, propugn, put to flight, give a warm reception to, hold at bay, keep at bay, keep arm's length, stand on the defensive, act on the defensive, show fight, maintain one's ground, stand one's ground, stand by, hold one's own, bear the brunt, stand the brunt, fall back upon, hold, stand in the gap.


N interment, burial, sepulture, inhumation, obsequies, exequies, funeral, wake, pyre, funeral pile, cremation, funeral, funeral rite, funeral solemnity, kneel, passing bell, tolling, dirge, cypress, orbit, dead march, muffled drum, mortuary, undertaker, mute, elegy, funeral, funeral oration, funeral sermon, epitaph, graveclothes, shroud, winding sheet, cerecloth, cerement, coffin, shell, sarcophagus, urn, pall, bier, hearse, catafalque, cinerary urn, grave, pit, sepulcher, tomb, vault, crypt, catacomb, mausoleum, Golgotha, house of death, narrow house, cemetery, necropolis, burial place, burial ground, grave yard, church yard, God's acre, tope, cromlech, barrow, tumulus, cairn, ossuary, bone house, charnel house, dead house, morgue, lich gate, burning ghat, crematorium, crematory, dokhma, mastaba, potter's field, stupa, Tower of Silence, sexton, gravedigger, monument, cenotaph, shrine, grave stone, head stone, tomb stone, memento mori, hatchment, stone, obelisk, pyramid, exhumation, disinterment, necropsy, autopsy, post mortem examination, zoothapsis, burried, burial, funereal, funebrial, mortuary, sepulchral, cinerary, elegiac, necroscopic, in memoriam, post obit, post mortem, beneath the sod, hic jacet, ci-git, RIP, requiescat in pace, the lone couch of his everlasting sleep, without a grave- unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown, in the dark union of insensate dust, the deep cold shadow of the tomb, Special Vitality.


VB conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight, lock up, seal up, bottle up, encrypt, encode, cipher, cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud, cover up one's tracks, screen from sight, screen from observation, drawing the veil, draw the curtain, close the curtain, curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over, be cloud, be mask, mask, disguise, ensconce, muffle, smother, befog, whisper, keep from, keep back, keep to oneself, keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark, bury, sink, suppress, keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight, keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background, stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve, fence with a question, ignore, keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, hold one's tongue, make no sign, not let it go further, not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about, not let the right hand know what the left is doing, hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin, keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, mystify, puzzle, bamboozle, be concealed, suffer an eclipse, retire from sight, couch, hide oneself, lie hid, lie in perdu, lie in close, lie in ambush (ambush), seclude oneself, lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl, steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along, play at bopeep, play at hide and seek, hide in holes and corners, still hunt.

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