shroud

[ shroud ]
/ ʃraʊd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to take shelter.

Nearby words

  1. shriver, robert sargent,
  2. shroff,
  3. shroom,
  4. shropshire,
  5. shropshire lad, a,
  6. shroud of turin,
  7. shroud-laid,
  8. shrove,
  9. shrove monday,
  10. shrove sunday

Origin of shroud

before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English scrūd; cognate with Old Norse skrūth; akin to shred; (v.) Middle English shrouden, derivative of the noun; replacing Middle English shriden, Old English scrȳdan, derivative of scrūd

Related formsshroud·less, adjectiveshroud·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for shroud

shroud

/ (ʃraʊd) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsshroudless, adjective

Word Origin for shroud

Old English scrūd garment; related to Old Norse skrūth gear

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