[ shroud ]
/ ʃraʊd /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Archaic. to take shelter.

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 forms

shroud·less, adjectiveshroud·like, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for shroud


/ (ʃraʊd) /



Derived Forms

shroudless, adjective

Word Origin for shroud

Old English scrūd garment; related to Old Norse skrūth gear
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