Synonyms for shroud

Grammar : Noun
Spell : shroud
Phonetic Transcription : ʃraʊd

Top 10 synonyms for shroud Other synonyms for the word shroud

Définition of shroud

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun covering
Example sentences :
  • And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The skirt of her shroud hung like a wet weed in the falling torrent.
  • Extract from : « Wilfrid Cumbermede » by George MacDonald
  • They are mere ghosts, their skeletons wrapped in a shroud of whitewash.
  • Extract from : « Byzantine Churches in Constantinople » by Alexander Van Millingen
  • Rauff speaks of a woman of Bohemia, who, in 1355, had eaten in her grave half her shroud.
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • Many women veil and shroud their heads in black as she does.
  • Extract from : « The Treasure Trail » by Marah Ellis Ryan
  • Away behind him the smoke of the city seemed leveled like a shroud.
  • Extract from : « Mixed Faces » by Roy Norton
  • Every stay and shroud whistled its own tune as the gale roared past.
  • Extract from : « Submarine Warfare of To-day » by Charles W. Domville-Fife
  • Their patriotism he called a mere pretence to shroud their infidelity.
  • Extract from : « Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune » by Charles James Lever
  • A bluish mist seemed to steal out of the forest and shroud the house.
  • Extract from : « Love and Lucy » by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  • She went up to the corpse, and drew away its shroud from it.
  • Extract from : « Russian Fairy Tales » by W. R. S. Ralston

Antonyms for shroud

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