Pronunciation: kloud
n.1.A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.
I do set my bow in the cloud.
- Gen. ix. 13.
2.A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.
3.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.
4.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.
5.A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.
6.A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
Cloud on a
(Law) a defect of title, usually superficial and capable of removal by release, decision in equity, or legislation.
To be under a cloud
to be under suspicion or in disgrace; to be in disfavor.
In the clouds
in the realm of facy and imagination; beyond reason; visionary.
v. t.1.To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
[imp. & p. p. Clouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouding.]
2.To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.
- Milton.
3.To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; - esp. used of reputation or character.
4.To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
v. i.1.To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; - often used with up.
Worthies, away! The scene begins to cloud.
- Shak.
Noun1.cloud - any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
2.cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
3.cloud - out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
4.cloud - a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
5.cloud - suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
6.cloud - a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"
Synonyms: swarm
Verb1.cloud - make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
Synonyms: overcast
2.cloud - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"
3.cloud - billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
4.cloud - make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
5.cloud - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
Synonyms: defile, sully, taint, corrupt
6.cloud - colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
Synonyms: dapple, mottle
7.cloud - make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
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