1 blanket, cloak, conceal, cover, envelop, hide, screen, swathe, veil
2 cerecloth, cerement, covering, grave clothes, winding sheet
3 cloud, mantle, pall, screen, veil
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shroud ( shrouds plural & 3rd person present) ( shrouding present participle) ( shrouded past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A shroud is a cloth which is used for wrapping a dead body.
2 n-count You can refer to something that surrounds an object or situation as a shroud of something.
N of n
...a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow..., Ministers are as keen as ever to wrap their activities in a shroud of secrecy.
3 verb If something has been shroudedin mystery or secrecy, very little information about it has been made available.
For years the teaching of acting has been shrouded in mystery. be V-ed in n
...the secrecy which has shrouded the whole affair. V n
4 verb If darkness, fog, or smoke shrouds an area, it covers it so that it is difficult to see.
Mist shrouded the outline of Buckingham Palace. V n
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