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Definitions of cloud

  1.   make overcast or cloudy; " Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
  2.   A mass of watery vapor floating in the air: ( fig.) a great volume of dust or smoke.
  3.   A large, loosely- knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
  4.   A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.
  5.   To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; - esp. used of reputation or character.
  6.   place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; " sully someone's reputation"
  7.   A mass of visible vapor floating in the air; something that obscures, darkens, or threatens; a defect; blemish.
  8.   To become clouded. In the clouds, out of sight from confusion of idea, perception, or conception; away from reality; absent in mind.
  9.   To become clouded or darkened.
  10.   A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.
  11.   A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.
  12.   A mass of visible vapour floating in the atmosphere; a great multitude, in the sense of a diffused and indistinct mass.
  13.   a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; " the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
  14.   any collection of particles ( e. g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  15.   To obscure or darken; to overspread with clouds; to make of a gloomy or sullen aspect; to sully; to tarnish; to become obscure; to grow cloudy.
  16.   Mass of vapors; volume of dust or smoke; a multitude.
  17.   A collection of visible vapour, or watery particles, suspended in the atmosphere at some altitude; a volume of smoke or dust floating or drifting in the air; a dark or varied colour in a vein or spot on a stone or other body; a great multitude; a veil which obscures or darkens.
  18.   To overspread with, or as with, a mist or cloud; render gloomy; blacken or sully.
  19.   out of touch with reality; " his head was in the clouds"
  20.   To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
  21.   make milky or dull; " The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
  22.   To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
  23.   A mass of visible vaper floating in the air; a volume of smoke or dust; a dimmed appearance or spot, as in marble; anything threatening in aspect, or casting suspicion on one.
  24.   To overspread with clouds; to darken; to variegate with dark- coloured spots; to make gloomy or sullen; to sully.
  25.   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.
  26.   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.
  27.   To darken with clouds; to darken; to stain in patches.
  28.   To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
  29.   suspicion affecting your reputation; " after that mistake he was under a cloud"
  30.   make gloomy or depressed; " Their faces were clouded with sadness"
  31.   To grow cloudy.
  32.   a group of many insects; " a swarm of insects obscured the light"; " a cloud of butterflies"
  33.   billow up in the form of a cloud; " The smoke clouded above the houses"
  34.   make less visible or unclear; " The stars are obscured by the clouds"
  35.   a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  36.   To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; - often used with up.
  37.   To overspread with clouds: to darken: to stain with dark spots or streaks.
  38.   To cover or be covered with clouds; make or become dark; darken; obscure.
  39.   colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Quotes of cloud

  1. Information of fundamental importance to the general problem of atomic structure has resulted from systematic studies of the cosmic radiation carried out by the Wilson cloud -chamber method. – Carl D. Anderson
  2. Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. – Lydia M. Child
  3. The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down; and in the Moon of Falling Leaves( November), they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow. – Black Elk
  4. And the blood of brave men was shed like unto the shedding of rain from a black cloud – Ferdowsi
  5. The cloud never comes from the quarter of the horizon from which we watch for it. – Elizabeth Gaskell
  6. I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies. – Brendan Gill
  7. Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud – Andrew Greeley
  8. Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming. – Augustus Hare
  9. Why is Cloud 9 so amazing? What is wrong with Cloud 8? That joke came off the top of my head, and the top of my head ain't funny! – Mitch Hedberg
  10. The word 'potential' used to hang over me like a cloud – Randy Johnson
  11. It's ridiculous that time and time again we need a radioactive cloud coming out of a nuclear power -station to remind us that atomic energy is extraordinarily dangerous. – Pierre Schaeffer
  12. But what Web services suggest is that the connection is always there between an application that is resident somewhere in the cloud and a user who is somewhere on the other end of a connection. – John W. Thompson
  13. I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through. – Jules Verne

Usage examples for cloud

  1. Then came a touch,- soft and sweet as a roseleaf pressed against his lips,- and for one mad moment he remembered nothing,- he was caught up like Homer's Paris in a cloud of gold, and knew not which was earth or heaven. ” – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  2. Once, just for a glorious moment, you saw the very truth, and believed it, without the shadow of a cloud – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  3. It will do you no good, you know, to do a kindness to people under a cloud – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. See that black cloud over there. ” – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  5. Smoke, or a cloud – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  6. He knows not why, but the cloud is past. ” – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  7. And Nan, seeing the cloud on his face, yielded without another word. ” – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  8. We commenced the year under a very dark cloud – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  9. But he left school under a cloud – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  10. Out of the east came a cloud of dust. ” – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  11. It would soon be decided,- in a short moment, in fact,- for a cloud of dust was rising from the road. ” – Tales by Polish Authors by Various
  12. It would be a cloud upon our happiness. ” – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  13. That cloud like form was a mountain! ” – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  14. There was always a cloud over me, he said long afterward, because I never could see where he was going to get his money. ” – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  15. “ Donal watched the sweet face, which a cloud of suffering would every now and then cross, and lifted up his heart to the saviour of men. ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  16. The cloud vanished from Rosie's face. ” – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  17. When the green leaves lay dead she would be Lord Airlie's wife, or would the dark cloud of shame and sorrow have fallen, hiding her forever from his sight? ” – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  18. As we drew nearer we discovered that what we had taken to be smoke was a mighty dust- cloud – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  19. “ " Good trade," said White Cloud – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  20. “ I saw a dust cloud across the river as we came into town. ” – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish

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