Search Result for "shroud":
1. a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute;
2. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind;
[syn: sheet, tack, mainsheet, weather sheet, shroud]
3. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped;
[syn: pall, shroud, cerement, winding-sheet, winding-clothes]
1. cover as if with a shroud;
- Example: "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
[syn: shroud, enshroud, hide, cover]
2. form a cover like a shroud;
- Example: "Mist shrouded the castle"
3. wrap in a shroud;
- Example: "shroud the corpses"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shrood \Shrood\, v. t. [Cf. Shroud.] [Written also shroud, and shrowd.] To trim; to lop. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shroud \Shroud\ (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] 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.] 1. That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds. --Sandys. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet. "A dead man in his shroud." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. That which covers or shelters like a shroud. [1913 Webster] Jura answers through her misty shroud. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The shroud to which he won His fair-eyed oxen. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] A vault, or shroud, as under a church. --Withals. [1913 Webster] 5. The branching top of a tree; foliage. [R.] [1913 Webster] The Assyrian wad a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and with a shadowing shroad. --Ezek. xxxi. 3. [1913 Webster] 6. pl. (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. [1913 Webster] 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. [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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shroud \Shroud\, v. i. To take shelter or harbor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If your stray attendance be yet lodged, Or shroud within these limits. --Milton. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shroud \Shroud\, v. t. To lop. See Shrood. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Shroud \Shroud\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shrouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Shrouding.] [Cf. AS. scr?dan. See Shroud, n.] 1. 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. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] Some tempest rise, And blow out all the stars that light the skies, To shroud my shame. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
184 Moby Thesaurus words for "shroud": 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