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Definition 1: burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shroud in the sense of this definition

(shroud is a kind of ...) cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial

Definition 2: (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for shroud in the sense of this definition

(shroud is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

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

(... is part of shroud) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

(shroud belongs to category ...) the work of a sailor

Definition 3: a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute - [noun denoting artifact]

(shroud is a kind of ...) something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

"a washing line"

(... is part of shroud) rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

Definition 4: wrap in a shroud - [verb of contact]

Samples where shroud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shroud the corpses

(shroud is a kind of ...) arrange or fold as a cover or protection

"wrap the baby before taking her out" "Wrap the present"

Definition 5: cover as if with a shroud - [verb of contact]

Samples where shroud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Synonyms for shroud in the sense of this definition

(shroud is a kind of ...) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

"Fog enveloped the house"

Definition 6: form a cover like a shroud - [verb of stative]

Samples where shroud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mist shrouded the castle

(shroud is a kind of ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

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