Associations to the word «Shroud»


SHROUD, noun. That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
SHROUD, noun. Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
SHROUD, noun. That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
SHROUD, noun. A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
SHROUD, noun. The branching top of a tree; foliage.
SHROUD, noun. (nautical) A rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
SHROUD, noun. One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
SHROUD, verb. To cover with a shroud.
SHROUD, verb. To conceal or hide from view, as if by a shroud.
SHROUD, verb. To take shelter or harbour.
SHROUD KNOT, noun. A type of bend knot used to join the ends of laid ropes, by separating the strands and knotting them together individually. Commonly used to join a snapped shroud rope.
SHROUD KNOTS, noun. Plural of shroud knot

Dictionary definition

SHROUD, noun. A line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute.
SHROUD, noun. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind.
SHROUD, noun. Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped.
SHROUD, verb. Cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery".
SHROUD, verb. Form a cover like a shroud; "Mist shrouded the castle".
SHROUD, verb. Wrap in a shroud; "shroud the corpses".

Wise words

Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Blaise Pascal