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 are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats