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Cloud meaning

cloud - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. a group of many insects; " a swarm of insects obscured the light"; " a cloud of butterflies"
  2. 2. a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; " the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
  3. 3. A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.
  4. 4. A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.
  8. 8. A large, loosely- knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
  9. 9. To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
  10. 10. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
  11. 11. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
  12. 12. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; - esp. used of reputation or character.
  13. 13. To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; - often used with up.
  14. 14. Mass of vapors; volume of dust or smoke; a multitude.
  15. 15. To darken with clouds; to darken; to stain in patches.

cloud - examples of usage

  1. A cloud passed between her and the morning sun. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. The sky was perfectly clear- not a cloud to be seen, even on the horizon. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. We were not left long in ignorance of the cause of this cloud. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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