Cape vs Shroud - What's the difference?

cape | shroud |

As nouns the difference between cape and shroud

is that cape is hard earth layer (while digging) while shroud is that which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.

As a verb shroud is

to cover with a shroud.



Etymology 1

(etyl) cap, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  • Synonyms
    * chersonese * peninsula * point

    Etymology 2

    (wikipedia cape) (etyl) capa, from .


    (en noun)
  • A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
    See also
    * cloak


  • (nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.
  • The ship capes southwest by south.
  • (obsolete) To gape.
  • (Chaucer)
  • To skin an animal, particularly a deer.
  • Anagrams

    * ----



    (wikipedia shroud)


    (en noun)
  • That which clothes, covers, conceals, or protects; a garment.
  • * Sandys
  • swaddled, as new born, in sable shrouds
  • Especially, the dress for the dead; a winding sheet.
  • * Shakespeare
  • a dead man in his shroud
  • That which covers or shelters like a shroud.
  • * Byron
  • Jura answers through her misty shroud .
  • A covered place used as a retreat or shelter, as a cave or den; also, a vault or crypt.
  • * Chapman
  • The shroud to which he won / His fair-eyed oxen.
  • * Withals
  • a vault, or shroud , as under a church
  • The branching top of a tree; foliage.
  • * '>citation
  • (nautical) A rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.
  • * See also Wikipedia article on
  • One of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover with a shroud.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The ancient Egyptian mummies were shrouded in a number of folds of linen besmeared with gums.
  • To conceal or hide from view, as if by a shroud.
  • The details of the plot were shrouded in mystery.
    The truth behind their weekend retreat was shrouded in obscurity.
  • * Sir Walter Raleigh
  • One of these trees, with all his young ones, may shroud four hundred horsemen.
  • * Dryden
  • Some tempest rise, / And blow out all the stars that light the skies, / To shroud my shame.
  • To take shelter or harbour.
  • * Milton
  • If your stray attendance be yet lodged, / Or shroud within these limits.