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Definition of 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

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

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

Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God.
Honore de Balzac

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

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
Helen Hunt Jackson
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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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