verb (used with object)

to shroud; conceal.

Origin of enshroud

First recorded in 1575–85; en-1 + shroud
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Related Words for enshroud

hide, conceal, mask, cloak, shroud, pall

Examples from the Web for enshroud

Historical Examples of enshroud

  • It was evidently a weakness of his to enshroud himself in an air of romance and mystery.

    The Intriguers

    William Le Queux

  • Oblivion will enshroud these gropings after effect, for they are of no interest to the public.

    Musical Memories

    Camille Saint-Sans

  • There is no chance to enshroud in mystery the ability to command.

  • The garment of coldness and of languor which had seemed to enshroud Derry had dropped from him.

    The Tin Soldier

    Temple Bailey

  • Now, calm and quiet oblivion and the sepulchre should surround and enshroud it forever more.

    Miriam Monfort

    Catherine A. Warfield

British Dictionary definitions for enshroud



(tr) to cover or hide with or as if with a shroudthe sky was enshrouded in mist
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Word Origin and History for enshroud

1580s, from en- (1) "make, put in" + shroud (n.). Related: Enshrouded; enshrouding.

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