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shroud

shroud - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shroud

Definition
(noun) a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
Definition
(noun) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
Synonyms : mainsheet , sheet , tack , weather sheet

Definition
(noun) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
Definition
(verb) cover as if with a shroud
Synonyms : cover , enshroud , hide
Example Sentence
  • The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

Definition
(verb) form a cover like a shroud
Example Sentence
  • Mist shrouded the castle

Definition
(verb) wrap in a shroud
Example Sentence
  • shroud the corpses

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for shroud

Shroud sounds similar to "SHRAAD" in hindi which is a ritual performed to appease our ansectors:who are dead and dead ppl are covered by burial garment before cremation.
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by vinay_83

SHROUD: Shr(shhhhhh)+oud(loud)=> cant bear loud noise and hence need to cover my ears wid earbuds
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by manishm89

shroud = sh + round; shirt is round. i.e hiding the body.
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by shaktipada

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