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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:
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Definition of the noun shroud
What does shroud mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: shrouds
- 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
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- 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
Alternative definition of the noun 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.
Definition of the verb shroud
What does shroud mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: shrouded | shrouding | shrouds
- 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
- form a cover like a shroud
- examples: Mist shrouded the castle | Dust and dirt shroud the area
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] in [Theme] Leigh swaddled the baby in blankets [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme] Leslie staffed the store with employees [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Destination] The employees staffed the store
Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): adorn, anoint, bandage, bathe, bestrew, bind, blanket, block, blot, bombard, carpet, choke, cloak, clog, clutter, coat, contaminate, cover, dam, dapple, deck, decorate, deluge, dirty, disguise, dot, douse, drench, edge, embellish, emblazon, encircle, encrust, endow, enrich, entangle, face, festoon, fill, fleck, flood, frame, garland, garnish, gild, grace, imbue, impregnate, infect, inject, inlay, interlace, interlard, interleave, intersperse, interweave, inundate, lard, lash, line, litter, mask, mottle, ornament, pad, panel, pave, plate, plug, replenish, riddle, ring, ripple, robe, saturate, season, smother, soak, soil, speckle, splotch, spot, staff, stipple, stop up, stud, suffuse, sully, surround, swaddle, swathe, taint, tile, trim, veil, vein.
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- more generic terms: cover / spread over = form a cover over
- wrap in a shroud
Phrases with 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.
- also known as 裹屍布
- released in (12 years ago)
"Shroud" is a 2013 Telly Award winning film.
- country: United States of America
- director: David Jetre
- released in (5 years ago)
- award: - Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video - Use of Music, received by WLM
- 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, winding-cloths or winding-sheets, such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim that Jews are dressed in for burial. Traditionally, burial shrouds are made of white cotton, wool or linen, though any material can be used so long as it is made of natural fibre.
- also known as 寿衣
- 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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Solving the Mystery by Robert 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 ...
The Shroud of Christ (1902)
by Paul Vignon
The Holy Shroud is a very supple ...
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 .
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.
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Tbefe are used for shrouds, and fbisxordage is therefore called shroud laid cordage. A rope of the fame ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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- Winter shroud
Photo credit: Mel B.
- Shroud: Spain
Shrouded church in Barcelona, Spain.
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- Sequence of Assembly of OAO Shroud at SPC
Assembly of the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO) for shroud jettison tests in the Space Power Chamber (SPC) at Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio. Lewis is now known as the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field. The SPC consisted of two vacuum tanks that were created in 1962 inside the former Altitude Wind Tunnel. The OAO satellites, launched on Atlas-Centaur and Atlas Angena rockets, were the first to allow astronomers to view the universe from above the Earths obscuring and distorting atmosphere.
Image # : C1965-1458
- Shroud of Turin
A copy only, but still impressive, especially exposed that way.
Photo credit: Krzysztof Dobrzański
- Shroud of night approaches
Photo credit: waitscm
- Go Go Gadget Shroud of Turin
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- Petrie Museum Event - The Mummy's Shroud
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English Vocabularies for ESL EFL Beginners -- puff, shear, shroud etc. Lesson 174
Learning English words through pictures. SCRIPT The jeans are patched up. The man is puffing the smoke. The man is slamming a hammer down. The men are should...
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Quotes about shroud
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.
Anagrams of SHROUD
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