Definition of “shroud” - English Dictionary

“shroud” in British English

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shroudnoun [ C ]

uk /ʃraʊd/ us /ʃraʊd/

shroudverb [ T ]

uk /ʃraʊd/ us /ʃraʊd/

to hide something by covering or surrounding it:

Visitors have complained about the scaffolding that shrouds half the castle.
Suddenly all the lights went out and the house was shrouded in darkness.
The mist shrouding the valley had lifted by eight o'clock.

(Definition of “shroud” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“shroud” in American English

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shroudnoun [ C ]

us /ʃrɑʊd/

a cloth used to wrap a dead body before it is buried

A shroud is also anything that covers:

He cleared the leafy shroud covering the sign.

shroudverb [ T ]

us /ʃrɑʊd/

to cover or hide something:

The mountains were shrouded in fog.
The fate of the explorer is shrouded in mystery.

(Definition of “shroud” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)