An example of a shroud is the large, sheet-like piece of cloth which was believed to have been used to wrap Jesus.
When you cover a person in special burial clothing, this is an example of a situation where you shroud the person.
Under a shroud of fog.
Origin of shroud
- Middle English schrud garment from Old English scrūd
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English scrÅ«d, cognate with Old Norse skrÃºÃ° (“the shrouds of a ship") (> Danish, Norwegian skrud (“splendid attire")).