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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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