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SHROUD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shroud mean? 

SHROUD (noun)
  The noun SHROUD has 3 senses:

1. a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
2. (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
3. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

  Familiarity information: SHROUD used as a noun is uncommon.


SHROUD (verb)
  The verb SHROUD has 3 senses:

1. cover as if with a shroud
2. form a cover like a shroud
3. wrap in a shroud

  Familiarity information: SHROUD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHROUD (noun)


Sense 1shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shroud" is a kind of...):

line (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible)

Holonyms ("shroud" is a part of...):

chute; parachute (rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall)


Sense 2shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mainsheet; weather sheet; shroud; tack; sheet

Hypernyms ("shroud" is a kind of...):

line (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible)

Domain category:

navigation; sailing; seafaring (the work of a sailor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shroud"):

futtock shroud (shroud that is part of a ship's rigging)

Holonyms ("shroud" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


Sense 3shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

cerement; winding-clothes; winding-sheet; pall; shroud

Hypernyms ("shroud" is a kind of...):

burial garment (cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial)


SHROUD (verb)


Sense 1shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover as if with a shroud

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

enshroud; shroud; hide; cover

Context example:

The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Hypernyms (to "shroud" is one way to...):

enclose; enfold; envelop; enwrap; wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

The wind storms shroud the area with dust and dirt


Sense 2shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form a cover like a shroud

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

Mist shrouded the castle

Hypernyms (to "shroud" is one way to...):

cover; spread over (form a cover over)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sentence example:

Dust and dirt shroud the area


Sense 3shroud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wrap in a shroud

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

shroud the corpses

Hypernyms (to "shroud" is one way to...):

wrap; wrap up (arrange or fold as a cover or protection)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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