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Definitions of cloud

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

Usage examples for cloud

  1. We commenced the year under a very dark cloud. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  2. And Nan, seeing the cloud on his face, yielded without another word. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. But he left school under a cloud. – The Ranch at the Wolverine by B. M. Bower
  6. I saw a dust cloud across the river as we came into town. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  7. 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
  8. He knows not why, but the cloud is past. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  9. 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
  10. That cloud- like form was a mountain! – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  11. It will do you no good, you know, to do a kindness to people under a cloud. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  12. 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
  13. Out of the east came a cloud of dust. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  14. 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
  15. " Good trade," said White Cloud. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. See that black cloud over there. – Tom Swift and his Wizard Camera or, Thrilling Adventures while taking Moving Pictures by Victor Appleton
  17. The cloud vanished from Rosie's face. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  18. Smoke, or a cloud? – Round the World in Seven Days by Herbert Strang
  19. 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
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