- (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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- shriver, robert sargent,
- shropshire lad, a,
- shroud of turin,
- shrove monday,
- shrove sunday
Origin of shroud
Examples from the Web for shroud
The shawl, we learn, weaves its way through Mexican life, from its use as a baby carrier to a shroud used to bury the dead.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo|Liza Foreman|June 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most famous ones are the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica and the Shroud of Turin.
Indeed, the Shroud is as difficult to understand, in its way, as the Resurrection.
Overall, the 1988 carbon-dating has made little difference to sindonology (as study of the Shroud is known).
Ultimately, it is worry about what the Shroud might mean that determines its rejection by modern rationalists.
There is a touch of poetry connected with that veil—it literally is the shroud in which she will be buried.
His shroud was a blanket, in which the head, as well as the body, was completely enveloped.Sketches of Aboriginal Life|V. V. Vide
The secretive commercial policy of the Dutch authorities made them shroud Tasman's discoveries in mystery.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
About this truth Beaumont weaves a shroud of unsullied beauty, a poetry that has rarely been surpassed.Francis Beaumont: Dramatist|Charles Mills Gayley
He even writhes with laughter, and eats a corner of his shroud as if to prevent himself from bursting into a too unseemly mirth.Egypt (La Mort De Philae)|Pierre Loti
Word Origin for shroud
Old English scrud "a garment, clothing, dress," from West Germanic *skruthan, from Proto-Germanic *skrud- "cut" (cf. Old Norse skruð "shrouds of a ship, tackle, gear; furniture of a church," Danish, Swedish skrud "dress, attire"), from PIE *skreu- "to cut" (see shred (n.)).
Specific meaning "winding-sheet, cloth or sheet for burial," to which the word now is restricted, first attested 1560s. Sense of "strong rope supporting the mast of a ship" (mid-15c.) is from the notion of "clothing" a spar or mast; one without rigging was said to be naked.
c.1300, "to clothe, to cover, protect," from Old English scrydan, scridan "to clothe, dress;" see shroud (n.). Meaning "to hide from view, conceal" (transitive) is attested from early 15c. Related: Shrouded; shrouding.