shroud

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shroud wrap in a shroud "shroud the corpses"
    • v shroud cover as if with a shroud "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
    • v shroud form a cover like a shroud "Mist shrouded the castle"
    • n shroud burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    • n shroud (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    • n shroud a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Shroud of Turin is the single most studied artifact in human history
    • Shroud A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt. "The shroud to which he won
      His fair-eyed oxen."
      "A vault, or shroud , as under a church."
    • Shroud (Naut) 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.
    • Shroud Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet. "A dead man in his shroud ."
    • Shroud (Mach) One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
    • Shroud That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment. "Swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds ."
    • Shroud That which covers or shelters like a shroud. "Jura answers through her misty shroud ."
    • Shroud The branching top of a tree; foliage. "The Assyrian wad a cedar in Lebanon, with fair branches and with a shadowing shroad ."
    • Shroud 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."
    • Shroud 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."
    • v. t Shroud To lop. See Shrood.
    • v. i Shroud To take shelter or harbor. "If your stray attendance be yet lodged,
      Or shroud within these limits."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shroud A garment; a covering of the nature of a garment; something which envelops and conceals; clothing.
    • n shroud A winding-sheet; a piece of linen or other cloth in which a dead body is enveloped; hence, by extension, a garment for the dead, as a long white robe or gown, prepared expressly for the burial.
    • n shroud Protection.
    • n shroud A place of shelter; covert; retreat.
    • n shroud A place under ground, as the burrow of an animal, a vault, the crypt of a church, etc.: sometimes in the plural, used collectively as a singular.
    • n shroud One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water-wheel which form the sides of the buckets.
    • shroud To cover as with a garment or veil; especially, to clothe (a dead body) for burial.
    • shroud To clothe one's self in; put on.
    • shroud To cover or deck as with a garment; overspread; inclose; envelop.
    • shroud To cover so as to disguise or conceal; veil; obscure.
    • shroud To shelter; screen; hide.
    • shroud To put one's self under cover; take shelter.
    • shroud To gather together, as beasts do for warmth.
    • n shroud One of a set of strong ropes extending from a ship's mastheads to each side of the ship to support the mast. The shrouds of the lower masts and topmasts are generally spoken of as rigging: as, the fore-, main-, or mizzen- rigging. The topmast shrouds extend from the topmast-heads'to the top-rims. The topgallant-shrouds extend from the topgallantmast-heads to the outer ends of the topmast-cross-trees, and frequently thence to the tops. The bowspritshrouds support the bowsprit on both sides. The futtock-shrouds, to which the lower ends of the topmast- and topgallant shrouds are secured, extend from the outer rims of the tops and crosstrees to a spider-band round the lower mast or topmast. The lower ends of the fore-, main-, and mizzen-shrouds are set up to chain-plates bolted to the side of the ship. See cuts under channeland ship.
    • shroud To lop the branches from; trim, as a tree.
    • n shroud A cutting, as of a tree or plant; a slip.
    • n shroud A bough; a branch; hence, collectively, the branching top or foliage of a tree.
    • n shroud In machinery: A rim or flange cast on the ends of the teeth of a gear-wheel, so that they appear to be formed entirely or partly in the solid periphery of the wheel. If the flange or shroud extends radially to the tips of the teeth, the term full or whole shrouding is used; if the flange extends only to the pitch-line, half-shrouding is applied to it. Two wheels in gear may both be half shrouded if of the same width of face; if one is cast with a full shroud, the gear meshing with it cannot have any; or if not of the same width of face, the narrower one cannot have any. The shroud is to give increased strength to the teeth and diminish the danger of breaking. It is particularly serviceable for gears of large circular pitch and small diameter, giving an increase of strength of nearly 50 per cent.
    • n shroud In an undershot wheel, the cylindrical surface at the inner circumference or bottom of the bucket.
    • n shroud The name given to the legendary portrait of Christ which is supposed to have been imprinted on the shroud in which he was wrapped in the tomb.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Shroud shrowd the dress of the dead, a winding-sheet: that which clothes or covers: any underground hole, a vault, burrow, &c.:
    • v.t Shroud to enclose in a shroud: to cover: to hide: to shelter
    • v.i Shroud to take shelter
    • v.t Shroud shrowd (prov.) to lop the branches from, as a tree
    • n Shroud a cutting, a bough or branch, the foliage of a tree
    • n Shroud shrowd (pl.) a set of ropes from the mast-heads to a ship's sides, to support the masts
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “I stood among them, but not of them; in a shroud of thoughts which were not their thoughts.”
  • Ogden Nash
    Ogden%20Nash
    “No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed.”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “Nudity is the uniform of the other side... nudity is a shroud.”
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    Jean%20Jacques%20Rousseau
    “The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.”
  • Donald Blum
    Donald Blum
    “Time is all around in shrouds of endless goals, fast for happy hearts and slow for tortured souls”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. shroud, shrud, schrud, AS. scrūd, a garment, clothing; akin to Icel. skruð, 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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scrúd; Ice. skrúdh, clothing.

Usage

In literature:

It is a point that I fear will always be shrouded in mystery.
"The Bow, Its History, Manufacture and Use" by Henry Saint-George
There was great solemnity among the shrouded figures as the chums stood in their midst.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Directly the wild uproar died nearly altogether away, and intense darkness shrouded the skies and earth in its folds.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848" by Various
Fair and beautiful, shrouded with clouded areas.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Then Carter for just a moment removed the black shroud from her face.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
To the girls' distorted fancy they seemed to be shrouded human forms.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
A bluish mist seemed to steal out of the forest and shroud the house.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
The warder he shook, and the warder grew pale, And gladly the shroud would have yielded!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
The most beautiful are used as shrouds, and are buried with their owners.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The blush left her face pale as snow, and she shrouded her eyes with one hand, as if to shut me and my flowers out from her sight.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
No man, thought Lohm, should dare to touch with profane questioning the veil shrouding his neighbour's inner life.
"The Benefactress" by Elizabeth Beauchamp
He lapsed into silence-shrouded despair.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
This was a shroud for her Father-in-law.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Suddenly the quartermaster touched the skipper's arm under the shrouded binnacle.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Evening was shrouding the forest in soft shadows when Merlin sank to rest.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Everything in that direction was shrouded in the densest gloom.
"Through Apache Lands" by R. H. Jayne
The sailmaker was sewing him up in the clew of an old topsail, a sailorly shroud that Martin would have chosen.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
It was four by the lawyer's watch as he raised the latch of the garden gate, and walked up the snow-shrouded path.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
When we first started, the path was still shrouded in darkness.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Revenge for a deed which at this hour I neither admit nor deny, because it lies shrouded in mystery.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
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In poetry:

Peace to the dead! The forest weaves,
Around your couch, its shroud of leaves;
While shadows dim and silence deep,
Bespeak the quiet of your sleep.
"Inscription For A Rural Cemetery" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
FROM the creeping deep darkness dim
Far shadows of sunset brood
From the shroud of hill and tree
To the wash of the ocean-brim;
And a broken solitude
"Looking Southward" by E J Rupert Atkinson
If his shroud were but a cloud
To weep itself away;
Or were he buried underground
To sprout some day!
But dead and gone is dead and gone
Vainly wept upon.
"Dead Hope" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
So, in her shrouded beauty cold,
Yield to the earth its own,
Assured that Heaven will guard the trust,
Of that which may not turn to dust,
But dwells beside the Throne.
"Mrs. Morris Collins," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
Through the dim veil of evening's dusky shade,
Near some lone fane, or yew's funereal green,
What dreary forms has magic Fear survey'd!
What shrouded spectres Superstition seen!
"Elegy IV. Ophilia's Urn. To Mr. Graves" by William Shenstone
LOVE was true to me,
True and tender;
I who ought to be
Love's defender, Let the cold winds blow
Till they chilled him; Let the winds and snow Shroud him—and I know
That I killed him.
"Love Was True To Me" by John Boyle O Reilly

In news:

Making my way through a shroud of darkness, I managed to make it to the top of the basement stairs and suddenly became concerned about the whereabouts of the 'old beagle '.
INTERVIEWS Lana Del Rey Shrouds ' Bel Air' in Smoke.
Release Your Shrouds Earth Works.
Fog shrouds the normally busy cranes at the APM Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles.
Air Force's X-37B 'mini-shuttle' shrouded in secrecy.
Two years ago I co-hosted a wonderful pilgrimage focusing on a Shroud of Turin exhibit.
From The Albany Times-Union: A massive building is rising at the University at Albany 's nanotech complex amid a shroud of secrecy.
A fog-shrouded, fiery collision between a pair of semi tractor-trailer rigs early Monday morning south of Emmetsburg claimed the life of one truck driver.
Still, the Redskins (7-6), who have won four straight to move a game behind the first-place New York Giants in the NFC East, are trying their best to keep Griffin 's status shrouded in mystery.
Democrats Pull Shroud Over Fed Subpoenas.
Shrouds Illuminated at the LAB and Garage.
How these particles came to be is shrouded in mystery, but we do know it'll be good.
But her homecoming is shrouded in mystery, as DNA tests reveal she may not be exactly who she says she is.
The architectural profession is shrouded in mystery.
Polaris on the cap shroud.
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In science:

The redder sources are intrinsically similar to the warmer stars, but are enveloped in a thick shroud of dust.
An Upper Limit to the Age of the Galactic Bar
Type IIn events as Type Ia thermonuclear explosions shrouded by a substantial layer of circumstellar material.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
With the availability of integral-field spectroscopy (IFS) in the near infrared (IR) the gas as well as the stars can be mapped in two dimensions even in dust-shrouded galaxy centers, like Cen A.
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
The central ob ject is now shrouded by a large amount of dense absorbing gas and hot and cold dust which makes observations at optical and UV wavelengths difficult.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Gravity may be the one force of nature we are intuitively most familiar with, but its theoretical understanding – despite the beauty of general relativity and string theory – is still shrouded in surprisingly many layers of mystery.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
We choose to state these theorems using the stronger separation properties in order to simplify exposition and not shroud the key ideas.
Dimension and measure for typical random fractals
This study, and future studies along this line, could potentially have a large impact on photometric ESP searches, since pushing the high-confidence detection limit down even a fraction could potentially reveal transits that would otherwise remain unidentified, shrouded in noise.
A rigorous comparison of different planet detection algorithms
Sim´on, Goedel’s universe in a supertube shroud, arXiv:hep-th/0306057.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
The rational conclusion is that many clusters are no longer recognizable as such by the time they remove their dust shrouds (Bonatto et al. 2006; Lada and Lada 2003).
Astrophysics in 2006
Notice that stars live backwards and have shrouds at the beginning rather than the end of their lives.
Astrophysics in 2006
Data on trader behavior is found in the files of brokers, usually shrouded in secrecy.
Turnover, account value and diversification of real traders: evidence of collective portfolio optimizing behavior
To conclude, “Although time is a concept that attracted and occupied the thoughts of a countless number of thinkers and scholars over centuries, its true nature still remains wrapped in a shroud of mystery” .
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
More importantly, distances remained largely unknown, the signatures of their tiny parallaxes buried under a shroud of errorprone measurements imposed by the flickering atmosphere. A fundamentally new approach to measuring star positions was required.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
But , the link of quantum theory with the conscious observer still remains shrouded in mystery [14, 15, 16] and the nature of the quantum state and of the measurement process remain open to ever-newer interpretations .
Are Quantum States Subjective?
V γ line has been successfully observed with the shrouds.
Review of double beta experiments
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