- (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.
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verb (used without object)
Origin of shroud
Synonyms for shroud
Related Words for shroudveil, cloak, pall, envelope, sheet, garment, dress, screen, cover, shelter, shade, wrap, vault, shadow, clothing, cerement, cerecloth
Examples from the Web for shroud
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 16, 2014
The most famous ones are the Mandylion of Edessa, the Veronica and the Shroud of Turin.Self-portraits with Buzz
June 28, 2012
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.
Historical Examples of shroud
And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.
The skirt of her shroud hung like a wet weed in the falling torrent.Wilfrid Cumbermede
They are mere ghosts, their skeletons wrapped in a shroud of whitewash.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
Rauff speaks of a woman of Bohemia, who, in 1355, had eaten in her grave half her shroud.The Phantom World
Many women veil and shroud their heads in black as she does.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
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.