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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shroud:
Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shroud:
Definition of shroud
What does shroud mean?
- a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
- (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
- domain: navigation / sailing / seafaring
- synonyms of shroud: mainsheet / sheet / tack / weather sheet
- more generic word: line = something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
- more specific term: futtock shroud = shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
- part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
- burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
- cover as if with a shroud
- form a cover like a shroud
- wrap in a shroud
- That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
- Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
- That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
- A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
- The branching top of a tree; foliage.
- [nautical] A rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
- One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
- To cover with a shroud.
- To conceal or hide from view, as if by a shroud.
Phrases with shroud
- Barrel Shroud
- futtock shroud
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.
"Shroud" is a 2003 novel by John Banville.
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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.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for shroud
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The Truth About the Shroud of Turin (2013)
Solving the Mystery by Robert K. Wilcox
Perhaps the shroud is a last attempt by God—or whatever one thinks rules the universe—to show us that the immaterial world exists. For Christians of whatever denomination who need proof, and for others with a tradition of the afterlife, the ...
by Scott MacKay
The shroud is a living, breathing, growing entity, Mr. President, and it knows how to heal itself." The president paused to consider. "If it's a living thing," said Sidower, "it can be killed." Neil grinned at this characteristically hawkish response from ...
Illustrations of English Philology ... Consisting of I. A critical examination of Dr. Johnson's Dictionary. II. Remarks on Mr. D. Stewart's essay “On the tendency of some late philological speculations.” To which is now added, An Advertisement; containing extracts from the English Lexicon, publishing in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana, and from the English Dictionary of Dr. Johnson (1826)
by Charles RICHARDSON (LL.D.)
SHROWD, Shroud (T.) in Anglo-Saxon rcpub, vestitus, though now applied SHROWDS. only to that with which the dead are clothed, is the past participle of rcri'oan, vestire; and was formerly a general term for any sort of clothing whatever .
Encyclopedia 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.
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Tbefe are used for shrouds, and fbisxordage is therefore called shroud laid cordage. A rope of the fame ...
The Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)
t [Shroud, v.] shroud, •schroud, *shrud, t. [A. S. »crdd = a "By abstaining altogether from action, the public no garment, clothing; cogn. with Icel. sknidh - the doubt make a further shrinkage probable. "-Si\ James's abroad* of a ...
Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2013)
From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy by William F. Williams
While it was not officially acknowledged as a Holy Relic by the Church of thattime, the shroud was considered valuable and sacred by many people of the area.
Encyclopedia of Engineering (1906)
A Treatise on Boilers, Steam Engines, the Locomotive, Electricity, Machine Shop Practice, Air Brake Practice, Engineer's Catechism, Gas, Oil, Traction and Automobile Motors, Refrigeration by Calvin Franklin Swingle
— By a shroud ring for each row, in which holes are punched to receive the projections on the tips of the blades. These holes are spaced by special machinery to match the ...
Historical Dictionary of the Crusades (2003)
by Corliss Konwiser Slack
HOLY SHROUD q 117 of its interior and exterior decoration had an impact on the lesser shrines in the kingdom, such as Nazareth, and on churches in Western Europe. The Augustinian rule, which emphasized communal poverty and service ...
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This can't be the Turin Shroud - it's not in Turin. Any clues anyone. In Eglise Saint-Sulpice.
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- Shroud Bridge
Shroud Bridge over the Daugava river in Riga
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- Winter shroud
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- Shroud of Turin
A copy only, but still impressive, especially exposed that way.
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- Shroud of night approaches
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- Petrie Museum Event - The Mummy's Shroud
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- Caithness Shroud
Merino wool, felted
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- Go Go Gadget Shroud of Turin
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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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