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  1. cloud
    IPA[kloud]
  2. noun

    • 1. a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground:

      the sun had disappeared behind a cloud the full moon, hidden by veils of cloud
    • 2. an indistinct or billowing mass, especially of smoke or dust:

      a cloud of dust
    • 3. a large number of insects or birds moving together:

      clouds of orange butterflies
    • 4. a vague patch of color in or on a liquid or transparent surface.

    • 5. a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry:

      a black cloud hung over their lives the only cloud to appear on the horizon was Leopold's unexpected illness
    • 6. a frowning or depressed look:

      a cloud passed over Jessica's face
    • 7. a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet and used to store, manage, and process data in place of local servers or personal computers:

      once you are logged in to your cloud storage space, you can upload files to it and share them with others $13 per month gets you 25GB of storage in the cloud

    verb

    • 1. (of the sky) become overcast with clouds:

      the blue skies clouded over abruptly
      Synonym : become cloudy, cloud over, become overcast, become gloomy, grow dim, lour, blacken, darken, dim
    • 2. darken (the sky) with clouds:

      the western sky was still clouded
    • 3. make or become less clear or transparent:

      blood pumped out, clouding the water her eyes clouded with tears
      Synonym : make cloudy, make murky, dirty, darken, blacken, roil, rile
    • 4. make (a matter or mental process) unclear or uncertain; confuse:

      don't allow your personal feelings to cloud your judgment
      Synonym : confuse, muddle, make unclear, obscure, fog, befog, muddy, blur
    • 5. spoil or mar (something):

      the general election was clouded by violence
    • 6. (of someone's face or eyes) show worry, sorrow, or anger:

      his expression clouded over
    • 7. (of such an emotion such as worry, sorrow, or anger) show in (someone's face):

      suspicion clouded her face
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cloud, plural noun: clouds

    • v.: verb: cloud, 3rd person present: clouds, gerund or present participle: clouding, past tense: clouded, past participle: clouded

    • noun

      a visible mass of condensed watery vapour floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground:

      an indistinct or billowing mass, especially of smoke or dust:

    • verb

      (of the sky) become overcast or gloomy:

      darken (the sky) with cloud:

    • noun

      a heavy, dark rain cloud:

      used in reference to a threatening or ominous state of affairs:

    • noun

      a visible pall of air pollutants that persists over a city or other area:
    • noun

      a rotating funnel-shaped cloud forming the core of a tornado or waterspout.
    • noun

      a high-altitude cloud that is luminous at night, especially in summer in high latitudes:
    • noun

      an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance:
    • a spherical cloud of small rocky and icy bodies postulated to orbit the sun beyond the orbit of Pluto and up to 1.5 light years from the sun, and to be the source of comets. Its existence was proposed by J. H. Oort.
    • noun

      the level or altitude of the lowest part of a general mass of clouds.
    • noun

      a bank of clouds of a particular type forming a layer at a certain altitude.
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