Definitions for cloudklaʊd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usu. at an elevation above the earth's surface.
any similar mass, esp. of smoke or dust.
a dim or obscure area in something otherwise clear or transparent.
anything that causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, etc.
a great number of insects, birds, etc., flying together.
(v.t.)to cover with or as if with a cloud or clouds.
to make gloomy.
to make obscure or indistinct; confuse:
to cloud the issue with extraneous details.
to reveal distress, anxiety, etc., in (a part of one's face):
Worry clouded his brow.
to place under suspicion, disgrace, etc.
(v.i.)to grow cloudy.
to reveal one's distress, anxiety, etc.:
Her brow clouded with anger.
Idioms for cloud:
have one's head in the clouds, to be lost in reverie; be daydreaming. to be impractical.
on a cloud,Informal. exceedingly happy; in high spirits.
Category: Idiom, Informal
under a cloud,in disgrace; under suspicion.
Origin of cloud:
bef. 900; ME; OE clūd rock, hill; prob. akin to clod
any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
out of touch with reality
"his head was in the clouds"
a cause of worry or gloom or trouble
"the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
suspicion affecting your reputation
"after that mistake he was under a cloud"
a group of many things in the air or on the ground
"a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
make overcast or cloudy
"Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, cloud, mist(verb)
make less visible or unclear
"The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
billow up in the form of a cloud
"The smoke clouded above the houses"
make gloomy or depressed
"Their faces were clouded with sadness"
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"sully someone's reputation"
make less clear
"the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
mottle, dapple, cloud(verb)
colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
make milky or dull
"The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a white mass in the sky
an amount of sth in the air
a cloud of dust
to become dark and covered with clouds
The sky had clouded over.
to make sth complicated or confusing
to cloud the issue; He allowed love to cloud his judgment.
to make or become opaque
His glasses clouded up in the steam.
A rock; boulder; a hill.
A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air.
Any mass of dust, steam or smoke resembling such a mass.
Anything which makes things foggy or gloomy.
A group or swarm, especially suspended above the ground or flying.
He opened the door and was greeted by a cloud of bats.
An elliptical shape or symbol whose outline is a series of semicircles, supposed to resemble a cloud.
The comic-book character's thoughts appeared in a cloud above his head.
The Internet, regarded as an amorphous omnipresent space for processing and storage, the focus of cloud computing.
A negative aspect of something positive: see every cloud has a silver lining or every silver lining has a cloud.
To become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight.
To make obscure (e.g. to cloud the issue).
Origin: From cloud, cloude, clod, clud, clude, from clud, from klūtaz, from gel-. Cognate with cloud, clud, kluit, kluut, klute, kloot, Kloß, klode, klot, klót. Related to clod, clot.
a collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere
a mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor
a dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title
that which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect
a great crowd or multitude; a vast collection
a large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head
to overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded
to darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen
to blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character
to mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn
to grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; -- often used with up
In meteorology, a cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets or frozen crystals made of water or various chemicals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body. These suspended particles are also known as aerosols. Clouds in Earth's atmosphere are studied in the cloud physics branch of meteorology. Two processes, possibly acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated; cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. In general, precipitation will fall to the surface; an exception is virga, which evaporates before reaching the surface. The international cloud classification system is based on the fact that clouds in their most basic forms can show free-convective upward growth like cumulus, appear in non-convective layered sheets such as stratus, or take the form of thin fibrous wisps, as in the case of cirrus. Prefixes are used in connection with clouds to express variations or complexities in these basic forms or to specify middle or high altitude ranges. These include strato- for low clouds with limited convection that form mostly in uneven layers, cumulo- for complex highly-convective storm clouds, nimbo- for thick layered clouds of some complexity that can produce moderate to heavy precipitation, alto- for middle clouds, and cirro- for high clouds; the latter two of which may be of simple or moderately complex structure. Whether or not a cloud is low, middle, or high level depends on how far above the ground its base forms. Cloud types with significant vertical extent can form in the low or middle altitude ranges depending on the moisture content of the air. Clouds in the troposphere have Latin names due to the popular adaptation of Luke Howard's cloud categorization system, which began to spread in popularity during December 1802. Synoptic surface weather observations use code numbers to record and report the types of tropospheric cloud visible at each scheduled observation time based on the height and physical appearance of the clouds.
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Translations for cloud
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mass of tiny drops of water floating in the sky
white clouds in a blue sky; The hills were hidden in cloud.
- nuvemPortuguese (BR)
- oblak, mrakCzech
- die WolkeGerman
- oblak, maglicaCroatian
- облако; тучаRussian
- 雲Chinese (Trad.)
- 云Chinese (Simp.)
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