Cloud meaning

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The definition of a cloud is a visible mass of small water droplets or ice particles which are suspended in the sky.
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Cloud is defined as a mass of smoke, dust, steam or a mass of things suspended in the air.

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.

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A visible mass of tiny, condensed water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere: clouds are commonly classified into four groups: A (high clouds above 6,096 m or 20,000 ft): cirrus, cirrostratus, cirrocumulus; B (intermediate clouds, 1,981 m to 6,096 m or 6,500 to 20,000 ft): altostratus, altocumulus; C (low clouds, below 1,981 m or 6,500 ft): stratus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus; D (clouds of great vertical continuity): cumulus, cumulonimbus.
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A mass of smoke, dust, steam, etc.
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A great number of things close together and in motion.

A cloud of locusts.

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An appearance of murkiness or dimness, as in a liquid.
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A dark marking, as in marble.
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Anything that darkens, obscures, threatens, or makes gloomy.
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To cover or make dark as with clouds.
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To make muddy or foggy.
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To darken; obscure; threaten.
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To make gloomy or troubled.
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A state or cause of suspicion or disgrace.

A cloud of mistrust lingers among the signers of the treaty.

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To cast aspersions on; sully.

Scandal clouded the officer's reputation.

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To show sorrow, worry, or anger.

His face clouded at the news.

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To cast slurs on; sully (a reputation, etc.)
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To become cloudy.
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To become gloomy or troubled.
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A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. Clouds are formed when air that contains water vapor cools below the dew point.
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A distinguishable mass of particles or gas, such as the collection of gases and dust in a nebula.
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A wide area network (WAN) commonly is depicted as a cloud, which serves to obscure its complex inner workings from view. Data just pops in on one side of the cloud and pops out on the other side, so to speak.
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When a cloud forms in space, it is known as an interstellar cloud, or a nebula. Three components are necessary for clouds to form: water vapor, cool or cold air, and condensation nuclei. A white cloud means that the cloud was formed with warm air. A grey, or a black cloud, means that the cloud contains larger drops of water. There are four main types of clouds:
  • 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.

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To cloud is defined as to darken, cover or make gloomy.

An example of to cloud is fog covering a view of the landscape.

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A dark region or blemish, as on a polished stone.
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A state or cause of sadness, worry, or anger.

At the bad news a cloud fell over the celebration.

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A state or cause of confusion or misunderstanding.

Writing made difficult by a cloud of jargon.

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A communications network. The word "cloud" often refers to the Internet, which more precisely means a datacenter full of servers connected to the Internet performing a service. However, the term "cloud computing" refers to the software and services that have enabled the Internet to become so prominent in everyday life (see cloud computing). See private cloud and personal cloud.A Cloud Can Be Any NetworkA cloud can be a wide area network (WAN) like the public Internet or a private network of any size, local or global.
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A surname​.
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in the clouds
  • Impractical.
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under a cloud
  • Under suspicion or in a state of disgrace.
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have one's head in the clouds
  • to be impractical or fanciful
  • to engage in daydreaming
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the cloud
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under a cloud
  • under suspicion of wrongdoing
  • in a depressed or troubled state of mind
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in the clouds
have one's head in the clouds

Origin of cloud

  • Middle English hill, cloud from Old English clūd rock, hill

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition