Meaning of shroud
Pronunciation: (shroud), [key]
- a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
- something that covers or conceals like a garment: a shroud of rain.
- any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from both sides on the head of a lower or upper mast of the outer end of a bowsprit to steady it against lateral sway: a part of the standing rigging.
- Also calledany of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
- Also called
- (on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
- (on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
- a cone-shaped shield that protects the payload of a launch vehicle.
- to wrap or clothe for burial; enshroud.
- to cover; hide from view.
- to veil, as in obscurity or mystery: They shrouded their past lives in an effort to forget.
- to provide (a water wheel) with a shroud.
- to shelter.
- to take shelter.
- shroud (Thesaurus)