shroud

USAGE NOTE
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 3).
shroud(
shraud
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (burial garment)
a. la mortaja
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Dustin's corpse was placed into a canvas shroud for burial at sea.El cadáver de Dustin se colocó en una mortaja de lona para arrojarlo al mar.
b. el sudario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Mrs. Weinstein's corpse was washed and then placed in a shroud.El cadáver de la señora Weinstein se lavó y luego se colocó en un sudario.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(veil)
a. el velo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The artist finally pulled back the shroud of secrecy, revealing her true identity.La artista finalmente retiró el velo de secreto y reveló su verdadera identidad.
b. el halo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He disappeared under a shroud of mystery decades ago.Desapareció bajo un halo de misterio hace décadas.
3. (nautical)
a. el obenque
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The sailor adjusted the shrouds to get the mast perfectly straight and perpendicular to the deck.El marinero ajustó los obenques para poner el mástil perfectamente recto y perpendicular a la cubierta.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to veil)
a. envolver
He tried to shroud his racism in a progressive discourse, but didn't fool anyone.Trató de envolver su racismo en un discurso progresista, pero no engañó a nadie.
b. cubrir
Fog typically shrouds the coastline near here until noon in the summer.Durante el verano, la niebla normalmente cubre la costa de por aquí hasta el mediodía.
5. (to dress for burial)
a. amortajar
They washed and shrouded the deceased in white cloth.Lavaron y amortajaron al difunto con tela blanca.
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shroud
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el mortaja f, sudario
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (fig)
a. el halo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(of mystery)
3. (of darkness)
a. el manto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (obscure)
a. envolver
to be shrouded in somethingestar envuelto(a) en algo
shroud [ʃraʊd]
noun
1 (around corpse) sudario (m); mortaja (f)
the Shroud of Turin la Sábana Santa de Turín; el Santo Sudario de Turín
2
a shroud of mystery un velo or halo de misterio
3 shrouds (Náut) obenques (m)
transitive verb
1 [+corpse] amortajar
2 velar; cubrir
the castle was shrouded in mist el castillo estaba envuelto en niebla; the whole thing is shrouded in mystery el asunto está envuelto en un halo de misterio; the whole affair is shrouded in secrecy el asunto se mantiene en secreto
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