HyperDic: cloud

English > 14 senses of the word cloud:
NOUNphenomenoncloudany collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
objectclouda visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
statecloudout of touch with reality
stateclouda cause of worry or gloom or trouble
statecloudsuspicion affecting your reputation / reputation
groupcloud, swarma group of many things in the air or on the ground
VERBweathercloud, overcastmake overcast or cloudy
perceptioncloud, obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mistmake less visible or unclear
motioncloudbillow up in the form of a cloud
emotioncloudmake gloomy or depressed
contactcloud, defile, sully, corrupt, taintplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
changecloudmake less clear
changecloud, mottle, dapplecolour with streaks or blotches of different shades
changecloudmake milky or dull
cloud > pronunciation
Soundsklaw'd
Rhymesaloud ... unbowed: 15 rhymes with awd...
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningAny collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible.
NarroweraerosolA cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
coma(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet
cosmic dustClouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space
dust cloudA cloud of dust suspended in the air
mushroom, mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloudA large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom / mushroom / mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)
nebulaAn immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space
Broaderphysical phenomenonA natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
Spanishnube
Catalannúvol
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningA visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude.
Part ofskyThe atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
Narrowercirrocumulus, cirrocumulus cloudA cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples
cirrostratus, cirrostratus cloudA thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude
cirrus, cirrus cloudA wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)
cloud bankA layer of clouds seen from a distance
contrail, condensation trailAn artificial cloud created by an aircraft
cumulonimbus, cumulonimbus cloud, thundercloudA dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity
cumulus, cumulus cloudA globular cloud
nacreous cloud, mother-of-pearl cloudA luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon
nebuleA small cloud
nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloudA dark grey cloud bearing rain
storm cloudA heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm
stratus, stratus cloudA large dark low cloud
Broaderatmospheric phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
Substanceswater vapor, water vapourwater in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
Spanishnube, nubes
Catalannúvol
Adjectivescloudyfull of or covered with clouds
Verbscloudbillow up in the form of a cloud
cloudmake overcast or cloudy
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningOut of touch with reality.
Example"his head was in the clouds"
Broaderunreality, irrealityThe state of being insubstantial or imaginary
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA cause of worry or gloom or trouble.
Example"the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
Broadergloom, gloominess, glumnessAn atmosphere of depression and melancholy
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 5, state
Meaningsuspicion affecting your reputation / reputation.
Example"after that mistake he was under a cloud"
BroadersuspicionThe state of being suspected
Verbscloudplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
English > cloud: 14 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA group of many things in the air or on the ground.
Examples
  • "clouds of blossoms"
  • "it discharged a cloud of spores"
Synonymswarm
Membersinsectsmall air-breathing arthropod
Narrowerinfestation, plagueA swarm of insects that attack plants
Broadergroup, groupingAny number of entities (members) considered as a unit
Spanishenjambre
Catalaneixam
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 1, weather
Meaningmake overcast or cloudy.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymovercast
Narrowerfog upGet foggy
hazeBecome hazy, dull, or cloudy
Broaderdarkenmake dark or darker
See alsocloud over, cloud upbecome covered with clouds
Oppositeclear up, clear, light up, brightenBecome clear
Spanishanublar, nube, nublarse, nublar
Nounsclouda visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
cloudingthe process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaningmake less visible or unclear.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The stars are obscured by the clouds"
Synonymsobscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mist
Narrowerovershadowcast a shadow upon
Broaderhide, concealprevent from being seen or discovered
Spanishanieblarse, nublarse
Catalanemboirar-se, ennuvolar-se
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 3, motion
Meaningbillow up in the form of a cloud.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The smoke clouded above the houses"
Broaderbillow, wallowRise up as if in waves
Nounsclouda visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningmake gloomy or depressed.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"Their faces were clouded with sadness"
Broaderaffect, impress, move, strikeHave an emotional or cognitive impact / impact upon
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdefile, sully, corrupt, taint
Broadermar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiatemake imperfect
Spanishafear, mancillar, pervertir
Catalanpervertir, sollar
Nounscloudsuspicion affecting your reputation / reputation
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningMake less clear.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningcolour with streaks or blotches of different shades.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsmottle, dapple
Narrowerharlequinvariegate with spots or marks
stipple, speckleproduce a mottled effect
Broaderspotmark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition
English > cloud: 14 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake milky or dull.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
Broaderdullmake less lively or vigorous
Spanishenturbiar, nublar

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