a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
something that covers or conceals like a garment:
a shroud of rain.
Nautical. any of a number of taut ropes or wires converging from both sides on the head of a lower or upper mast of the outer end of a bowsprit to steady it against lateral sway: a part of the standing rigging.
Also called shroud line. Aeronautics. any of a number of suspension cords of a parachute attaching the load to the canopy.
Also called shrouding. Machinery.
(on a nonmetallic gear) an extended metal rim enclosing the ends of the teeth on either side.
(on a water wheel) one of two rings of boards or plates enclosing the buckets at their ends.
Rocketry. a cone-shaped shield that protects the payload of a launch vehicle.
verb (used with object)
to wrap or clothe for burial; enshroud.
to cover; hide from view.
to veil, as in obscurity or mystery:
They shrouded their past lives in an effort to forget.
to provide (a water wheel) with a shroud.
Obsolete. to shelter.
verb (used without object)
Archaic. to take shelter.
a garment or piece of cloth used to wrap a dead body
anything that envelops like a garment: a shroud of mist
a protective covering for a piece of equipment
(astronautics) a streamlined protective covering used to protect the payload during a rocket-powered launch
(nautical) one of a pattern of ropes or cables used to stay a mast
any of a set of wire cables stretched between a smokestack or similar structure and the ground, to prevent side sway
Also called shroud line. any of a set of lines running from the canopy of a parachute to the harness
(transitive) to wrap in a shroud
(transitive) to cover, envelop, or hide
(archaic) to seek or give shelter
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noun 1. the Monday before Ash Wednesday.
noun 1. the Sunday before Ash Wednesday; Quinquagesima.
noun 1. the three days before Ash Wednesday, once a time of confession and absolution. noun 1. the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, formerly a time when confessions were made in preparation for Lent