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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shroud:

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Definition of the noun shroud

What does shroud mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shrouds

  1. a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: line = something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
    • part of: chute / parachute = rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall
  2. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  3. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Alternative definition of the noun shroud


  1. That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
  2. Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
  3. That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
  4. A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
  5. The branching top of a tree; foliage.
  6. [nautical] A rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
  7. One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.

Definition of the verb shroud

What does shroud mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shrouded | shrouding | shrouds

  1. cover as if with a shroud
    • examples: The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery | The wind storms shroud the area with dust and dirt
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of shroud: cover / enshroud / hide
    • more generic words: enclose / enfold / envelop / enwrap / wrap = enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  2. form a cover like a shroud
  3. wrap in a shroud
    • example: shroud the corpses
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: wrap / wrap up = arrange or fold as a cover or protection


  1. The Shroud is a fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared in Super-Villain Team-Up #5, and was created by Steve Englehart and Herb Trimpe.
  2. Shroud is a fictional character from the TV program Kamen Rider W.
    • also known as Shuraudo


"Shroud" is a book written by John Banville.

  • also known as 裹屍布
  • released in (13 years ago)


  1. "Shroud" is a 2013 Telly Award winning film.
  2. "Shroud" is a 2013 short animated film directed by Tamás Tóth.
    • country: Hungary
    • genre: Animation
    • released in


  1. "Shroud" a.k.a. "The Shroud Of" is the debut studio album by American industrial act Minimal Man. It was released in 1981, through record label Subterranean.
  2. "Shroud" is a musical album of Chester Endersby Gwazda.
    • released on
  3. "Shroud" is a musical EP of Whisperer.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Shroud usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets, mound shroud, grave clothes, winding-cloths or winding-sheets, such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim that Jews are dressed in for burial. Traditionally, mound shrouds are made of white cotton, wool or linen, though any material can be used so long as it is made of natural fibre. Intermixture of two or more such fibres is forbidden, a proscription that ultimately derives from the Torah, viz., Deut. 22:11.
    • also known as 寿衣
  2. Shroud: On a sailboat, the shrouds are pieces of standing rigging which hold the mast up from side to side. There is frequently more than one shroud on each side of the boat.

Phrases with Shroud

  1. Barrel shroud
  2. futtock shroud

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shroud

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Google previewThe Skeptic's Guide to the Paranormal (2004)

by Lynne Kelly

The Shocking Truth, claim the Shroud is the result of a photographic technique developed in absolute secrecy by Leonardo da...

Google previewThe Two Witnesses and the Religion Coverup (2003)

by Michael Brumfield, Mike Brumfield

The Shroud is the physical evidence that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Death and Dying (2003)

by Glennys Howarth, Oliver Leaman

shroud. A shroud or winding sheet is a long piece of cloth, usually white in colour, that is wrapped around the corpse and tied or knotted at head and foot. Most shrouds fit closely to the body encompassing it in a secure and streamline fashion.

Google previewA Naval Encyclopaedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles on Naval Art and Science

The forward shroud is called the swift". Shrouds after being cut, when of rope, are wormed, parcelcd, and served where the eyes are formed, and swifters, all the leggth; when of wire, they are red-leaded, worm , and parceled, again redleaded ...

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A shroud has no pockets.
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Scrabble value of S1H4R1O1U1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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