shroud


shroud
[OE] Shroud originally meant simply ‘garment’ – a sense which survived into the early modern English period (‘My princely robes are laid aside, whose glittering pomp Diana’s shrouds supplies’, Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Nashe, Dido Queen of Carthage 1594). Not until the late 16th century did the modern meaning ‘winding-sheet’ begin to emerge. The word derives ultimately from the prehistoric West Germanic base *skraud-, *skreud-, *skrud- ‘cut’ (source also of English shred). => SHRED

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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  • Shroud — (shroud), n. [OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scr[=u]d a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skru[eth] the shrouds of a ship, furniture of a church, a kind of stuff, Sw. skrud dress, attire, and E. shred. See {Shred}, and cf. {Shrood}.] 1. That which …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shrouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shrouding}.] [Cf. AS. scr?dan. See {Shroud}, n.] 1. To cover with a shroud; especially, to inclose in a winding sheet; to dress for the grave. [1913 Webster] The ancient Egyptian mummies… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 , or winding sheets , such as the famous Shroud of Turin or Tachrichim (burial shrouds) that Jews are …   Wikipedia

  • shroud — [shroud] n. [ME schroude < OE scrud, akin to ON skrud, accouterments, cloth, OE screade, SHRED] 1. a cloth used to wrap a corpse for burial; winding sheet 2. something that covers, protects, or screens; veil; shelter 3. any of a set of ropes… …   English World dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. i. To take shelter or harbor. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If your stray attendance be yet lodged, Or shroud within these limits. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shroud — Shroud, v. t. To lop. See {Shrood}. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shroud — ► NOUN 1) a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial. 2) a thing that envelops or obscures. 3) technical a protective casing or cover. 4) (shrouds) a set of ropes forming part of the rigging of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Shroud — Shroud. См. Кожух. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • shroud — I verb adumbrate, becloud, befog, blanket, bury, cloak, closet, conceal, cover, curtain, darken, eclipse, encase, ensconce, envelop, enwrap, hide, mask, muffle, obscure, overshadow, protect, render invisible, screen, seclude, sheathe, shelter,… …   Law dictionary

  • shroud — vb *cover, overspread, envelop, wrap, veil Analogous words: *hide, conceal, screen, bury: cloak, mask, camouflage, *disguise …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • shroud — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ burial, funeral, mourning VERB + SHROUD ▪ wrap sb in ▪ A human form lay there, wrapped in a shroud. PREPOSI …   Collocations dictionary