shroud

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

n burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Synonyms:
cerement, pall, winding-clothes, winding-sheet
Type of:
burial garment
cloth used to cover a corpse in preparation for burial

n (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
Types:
futtock shroud
shroud that is part of a ship's rigging
Type of:
line
something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

n a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

Type of:
line
something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible

v wrap in a shroud

shroud the corpses”
Type of:
wrap, wrap up
arrange or fold as a cover or protection

v cover as if with a shroud

“The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery”
Synonyms:
cover, enshroud, hide
Type of:
enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap
enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

v form a cover like a shroud

“Mist shrouded the castle”
Type of:
cover, spread over
form a cover over

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