An example of a cloud is what forms in the air just after a large explosion.
An example of a cloud is the formation of steam above a factory.
An example of a cloud is a large group of locusts traveling through the air.
A cloud of locusts.
A cloud of mistrust lingers among the signers of the treaty.
Scandal clouded the officer's reputation.
His face clouded at the news.
- Cumulus - the white and puffy clouds in the sky, generally under 7,000 feet in altitude. Made up almost entirely of water drops.
- Stratus - the flatter clouds that stretch over greater lengths of distance in the sky, generally under 7,000 feet in altitude. Made up almost entirely of water drops.
- Cirrus - clouds which are extremely high in the sky, generally over 18,000 feet, and are very thin and feathery looking. Composed primarily of ice crystals.
- Cumulonimbus - clouds which go the highest of all clouds, up to 60,000 feet. They produce storms, thunder and lightening.
An example of a cloud is what makes the sky dark on a rainy day.
An example of to cloud is fog covering a view of the landscape.
At the bad news a cloud fell over the celebration.
Writing made difficult by a cloud of jargon.
- Under suspicion or in a state of disgrace.
- to be impractical or fanciful
- to engage in daydreaming
- under suspicion of wrongdoing
- in a depressed or troubled state of mind
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of cloud
- Middle English hill, cloud from Old English clūd rock, hill
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition