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shroud

shroud

 
 
pronunciation:
shraUd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wrap for a corpse; winding sheet.
 
definition 2: something that covers or conceals like a wrapper.
a shroud of fog
 
similar words:
cloak, mantle, veil
definition 3: any of a set of ropes or cables rigged from the head of a mast or smokestack to the sides of a ship to hold the vertical structure steady.
definition 4: any of the cords linking the canopy of a parachute to the harness.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shrouded, shrouding, shrouds
definition 1: to cover with, or as if with, the wrapping for a corpse.
definition 2: to screen or conceal.
He became a revered preacher, but his past was shrouded in obscurity.
similar words:
cloak, mask, occult, screen, veil, wrap
derivation: shroudlike (adj.)