Definitions of shroud

  1. To lop. See Shrood.
  2. To hide or conceal with a covering; veil.
  3. To inclose in a shroud: to cover: to hide: to shelter.
  4. To inclose in a shroud; cover; hide.
  5. To clothe in a shroud; envelop; veil.
  6. To take shelter or harbor.
  7. wrap in a shroud; of corpses
  8. To cover; to shelter from danger; to conceal; to envelop; to dress for the grave.
  9. a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
  10. ( nautical) a line ( rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
  11. wrap in a shroud; " shroud the corpses"
  12. That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
  13. Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
  14. That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
  15. A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
  16. The branching top of a tree; foliage.
  17. 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.
  18. One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
  19. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave.
  20. To cover, as with a shroud; to protect completely; to cover so as to conceal; to hide; to veil.
  21. A winding sheet, dress, or covering for the dead; anything that covers or conceals.
  22. The dress of the dead: that which clothes or covers:- pl. a. set of ropes from the mast- heads to a ship's sides, to support the masts.
  23. Dress of the dead; covering; in.
  24. A garment for the dead; winding- sheet.
  25. One of a set of ropes forming part of the standing rigging of a vessel. Usually in the plural.