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Definition of Shroud

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. A set of ropes serving as stays to support the masts. The lower shrouds are secured to the sides of vessels by heavy iron bolts and are passed around the head of the lower masts.
  7. One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
  8. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.
  9. To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.
  10. To take shelter or harbor.
  11. To lop. See Shrood.

Shroud Quotations

Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
Honore de Balzac

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
Walt Whitman

Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
Gordon B. Hinckley

The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I like to write in a shroud of secrecy because I have to keep finding ways to scare myself.
M. Night Shyamalan
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Shroud Translations

shroud in French is drap mortuaire
shroud in German is Leichentuch
shroud in Spanish is mortaja
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