Definitions for cloudy
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cloudy, nebulose, nebulousadjective
lacking definite form or limits
"gropes among cloudy issues toward a feeble conclusion"- H.T.Moore; "nebulous distinction between pride and conceit"
full of or covered with clouds
cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbidadjective
(of liquids) clouded as with sediment
"a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"
Covered with or characterised by clouds; overcast.
Not transparent or clear.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from cloud.
As Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door. Exod. xxxiii. 9.
If you content yourself frequently with words instead of ideas, or with cloudy and confused notions of things, how impenetrable will that darkness be. Isaac Watts, Improv. of the Mind.
So my storm-beaten heart likewise is cheer’d
With that sun-shine, when cloudy looks are clear’d. Edmund Spenser.
Witness my son, now in the shade of death,
Whose bright outshining beams thy cloudy wrath
Hath in eternal darkness folded up. William Shakespeare, Richard III.
In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of miniature liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. Water or various other chemicals may compose the droplets and crystals. On Earth, clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point, or when it gains sufficient moisture (usually in the form of water vapor) from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature. Clouds are seen in the Earth's homosphere, which includes the troposphere, stratosphere, and mesosphere. Nephology is the science of clouds, which is undertaken in the cloud physics branch of meteorology. There are two methods of naming clouds in their respective layers of the homosphere, Latin and common name. Genus types in the troposphere, the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface, have Latin names because of the universal adoption of Luke Howard's nomenclature that was formally proposed in 1802. It became the basis of a modern international system that divides clouds into five physical forms which can be further divided or classified into altitude levels to derive ten basic genera. The main representative cloud types for each of these forms are stratiform, cumuliform, stratocumuliform, cumulonimbiform, and cirriform. Low-level clouds do not have any altitude-related prefixes. However mid-level stratiform and stratocumuliform types are given the prefix alto- while high-level variants of these same two forms carry the prefix cirro-. In both cases, strato- is dropped from the latter form to avoid double-prefixing. Genus types with sufficient vertical extent to occupy more than one level do not carry any altitude related prefixes. They are classified formally as low- or mid-level depending on the altitude at which each initially forms, and are also more informally characterized as multi-level or vertical. Most of the ten genera derived by this method of classification can be subdivided into species and further subdivided into varieties. Very low stratiform clouds that extend down to the Earth's surface are given the common names fog and mist, but have no Latin names. In the stratosphere and mesosphere, clouds have common names for their main types. They may have the appearance of stratiform veils or sheets, cirriform wisps, or stratocumuliform bands or ripples. They are seen infrequently, mostly in the polar regions of Earth. Clouds have been observed in the atmospheres of other planets and moons in the Solar System and beyond. However, due to their different temperature characteristics, they are often composed of other substances such as methane, ammonia, and sulfuric acid, as well as water. Tropospheric clouds can have a direct effect on climate change on Earth. They may reflect incoming rays from the sun which can contribute to a cooling effect where and when these clouds occur, or trap longer wave radiation that reflects back up from the Earth's surface which can cause a warming effect. The altitude, form, and thickness of the clouds are the main factors that affect the local heating or cooling of Earth and the atmosphere. Clouds that form above the troposphere are too scarce and too thin to have any influence on climate change. Clouds are the main uncertainty in climate sensitivity.
Cloudy is the state or condition of the sky when it is covered with clouds, implying obscured or diminished visibility. In more general terms, it can also refer to situations that are unclear, indistinct, or characterized by confusion.
overcast or obscured with clouds; clouded; as, a cloudy sky
consisting of a cloud or clouds
indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or ill-nature; not open or cheerful
confused; indistinct; obscure; dark
lacking clearness, brightness, or luster
marked with veins or sports of dark or various hues, as marble
Etymology: [From Cloud, n.]
Cloudy, Oklahoma is an unincorporated community located in Pushmataha County, Oklahoma, USA. It is 12 miles northeast of Rattan, Oklahoma. Using the Public Land Survey System in use in Oklahoma the community is located at T16-3S-R19E. A United States Post Office was established for Cloudy on October 21, 1911. It took its name from Cloudy Creek, a tributary of Little River. Cloudy has always been more of a geographic area than a cohesive community. Prior to Oklahoma's statehood Cloudy was located in Cedar County, Choctaw Nation. Due to its geographical isolation and lack of defined population center Cloudy was formerly served by two schools, East Cloudy and West Cloudy. The earliest marked grave in the Cloudy Cemetery is dated 1904—a time when the area was a part of Cedar County, Choctaw Nation. The area serves as a gateway into the rugged, vast wilderness owned by timber companies, which conduct extensive logging operations in the Little River and Black Fork Creek watersheds of the Kiamichi Mountains. The nearest community of any size to Cloudy is Rattan, Oklahoma. During the waning days of the Indian Territory the mountains in the area were known as the Seven Devils, and hunting parties from elsewhere in the country used to take the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway to Antlers, Oklahoma and travel to the area by horse-drawn wagon. Cloudy and its environs continue to be popular hunting and fishing areas.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cloudy is ranked #113155 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Cloudy surname appeared 155 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Cloudy.
47.7% or 74 total occurrences were White.
46.4% or 72 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of cloudy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of cloudy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
There are over 80 islands that make up Vanuatu and on a good, sunny day outside of cyclone season it's difficult to get to many of them, until today, the weather has been particularly cloudy, so even the surveillance flights would have had some difficulty picking up good imagery.
At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.
I see her not dispirited, not weak, but well, remembering that she has seen dark times before, indeed with a kind of instinct that she sees a little better in a cloudy day.
The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
IBM as well as other tech stalwarts such as Oracle , SAP, HP and Cisco face major headwinds as they adjust to this new cloud paradigm shift, which coupled with a cloudy IT spending environment have negatively impacted results.
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Translations for cloudy
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- неясен, мътен, облачен, заоблачен, непрозрачен, обърканBulgarian
- nebulós, ennuvolat, nuvolósCatalan, Valencian
- oblačný, zamračenýCzech
- wolkig, bewölkt, trübGerman
- turbio, nubladoSpanish
- trouble, nébuleux, brumeux, opaque, nuageuxFrench
- scamallach, néaltachIrish
- wollekegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- kʼosNavajo, Navaho
- confuso, turvo, nublado, nebulosoPortuguese
- неясный, облачный, мутный, туманныйRussian
- có mâyVietnamese
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