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English noun: shroud

1. shroud (artifact) a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute


Broader (hypernym)line


Part meronymchute, parachute

2. shroud (artifact) (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind


Synonymsmainsheet, sheet, tack, weather sheet


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)futtock shroud


Part meronymship


Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring

3. shroud (artifact) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped


Synonymscerement, pall, winding-clothes, winding-sheet


Broader (hypernym)burial garment


English verb: shroud

1. shroud (contact) cover as if with a shroud


SamplesThe origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery.


ExamplesThe wind storms shroud the area with dust and dirt


Synonymscover, enshroud, hide


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

2. shroud (stative) form a cover like a shroud


SamplesMist shrouded the castle.


ExamplesDust and dirt shroud the area


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

3. shroud (contact) wrap in a shroud


SamplesShroud the corpses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)wrap, wrap up









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