shroud (n.)

  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

    [ Syn: sheet , tack , mainsheet , weather sheet ]

  3. burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

    [ Syn: pall , cerement , winding-sheet , winding-clothes ]

    shroud (v.)

  1. cover as if with a shroud; The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

    [ Syn: enshroud , hide , cover ]

  2. form a cover like a shroud; Mist shrouded the castle'

  3. wrap in a shroud; shroud the corpses'

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