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Shroud vs. Shrowd

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Shroudnoun

That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.

Shrowdverb

See Shrood.

Shroudnoun

Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.

Shroudnoun

That which covers or shelters like a shroud.

Shroudnoun

A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.

Shroudnoun

(nautical) One of a set of ropes or cables (rigging) attaching a mast to the sides of a vessel or to another anchor point, serving to support the mast sideways; such rigging collectively.

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Shroudnoun

One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.

Shroudnoun

(astronautics) A streamlined protective covering used to protect the payload during a rocket-powered launch

Shroudnoun

The branching top of a tree; foliage.

Shroudverb

To cover with a shroud.

Shroudverb

To conceal or hide from view, as if by a shroud.

‘The details of the plot were shrouded in mystery.’; ‘The truth behind their weekend retreat was shrouded in obscurity.’;

Shroudverb

To take shelter or harbour.

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Shroudverb

To lop the branches from (a tree).

Shroudnoun

That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.

‘Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds.’;

Shroudnoun

Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.

Shroudnoun

That which covers or shelters like a shroud.

‘Jura answers through her misty shroud.’;

Shroudnoun

A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.

‘The shroud to which he wonHis fair-eyed oxen.’; ‘A vault, or shroud, as under a church.’;

Shroudnoun

The branching top of a tree; foliage.

‘The Assyrian wad a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and with a shadowing shroad.’;

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Shroudnoun

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.

Shroudnoun

One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.

Shroudverb

To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.

‘The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in a number of folds of linen besmeared with gums.’;

Shroudverb

To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.

‘One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen.’; ‘Some tempest rise,And blow out all the stars that light the skies,To shroud my shame.’;

Shroudverb

To take shelter or harbor.

‘If your stray attendance be yet lodged,Or shroud within these limits.’;

Shroudverb

To lop. See Shrood.

Shroudnoun

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

Shroudnoun

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

Shroudnoun

burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Shroudverb

cover as if with a shroud;

‘The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery’;

Shroudverb

form a cover like a shroud;

‘Mist shrouded the castle’;

Shroudverb

wrap in a shroud;

‘shroud the corpses’;

Shroud

Shroud usually refers to an item, such as a cloth, that covers or protects some other object. The term is most often used in reference to burial sheets, mound shroud, grave clothes, winding-cloths or winding-sheets, such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are dressed in for burial.

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