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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.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shrouds, shrouding, shrouded
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
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derivation: shroudlike (adj.)