1a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial:he was buried in a linen shroud technical a protective casing or cover: the trigger shroud prevents snagging on clothing 2a thing that envelops or obscures something:a shroud of mist they operate behind a shroud of secrecy
) a set of ropes forming part of the standing rigging of a sailing boat and supporting the mast or topmast.
(also shroud line) each of the lines joining the canopy of a parachute to the harness. 1wrap or dress (a body) in a shroud for burial: the body was washed and shrouded
2cover or envelop so as to conceal from view:mountains shrouded by cloud the mystery which shrouds the origins of the universe