Are the rules of calculus shrouded in mystery to you? The verb shroud means to hide or cover something or someone. The fog might shroud the valley, or that long-sleeved, ankle-length dress might shroud the tan you worked so hard on in Mexico over Christmas break.

It used to be that corpses were dressed for burial not in person’s best outfit but in a shroud — a garment, often white, made to cover the body. When ghosts, zombies or mummies are depicted in rags, they are wearing the remains of their burial shrouds. If you should hide from them by covering yourself with an abandoned tarp, you will be shrouding yourself from sight.

Definitions of shroud
  1. noun
    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    synonyms: cerement, pall, winding-clothes, winding-sheet
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    type of:
    burial garment
    cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial
  2. noun
    (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    synonyms: mainsheet, sheet, tack, weather sheet
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    futtock shroud
    shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
    type of:
    something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
  3. noun
    a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
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    type of:
    something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
  4. verb
    wrap in a shroud
    shroud the corpses”
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    type of:
    wrap, wrap up
    arrange or fold as a cover or protection
  5. verb
    cover as if with a shroud
    “The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery”
    synonyms: cover, enshroud, hide
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    type of:
    enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap
    enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  6. verb
    form a cover like a shroud
    “Mist shrouded the castle”
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    type of:
    cover, spread over
    form a cover over
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