- clouded leopard,
- clouded yellow,
Origin of clouded
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of cloud
Examples from the Web for clouded
Apparently, he thinks people who love someone with Down syndrome simply must be clouded by sentiment, and unable to see reason.
I knew my story would be clouded in secrecy, overflowing with spies and agents wanting the man at the end of that deal.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research|Ridley Pearson|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most fundamental terms in that definition—enemy and success—are clouded by uncertainty in Iraq.Even Former Commandos Call Iraq ‘an Impossible Mission’|Jacob Siegel|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The walls are lined with clouded glass and throw a touch of art deco into the design mix.
Like so many, the thought of a life without the Clintons strikes me as more than a little sad, and so my judgment may be clouded.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?|Kent Sepkowitz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It had clouded his young life, till he could think of little else.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton
The furious course which he had just run, the fatigue of the fight, and his sleepless night, clouded his mind.The Usurper|Judith Gautier
The thorax and abdomen yellow, clouded with a light reddish-brown colour, inclining to crimson.
Dull and lifeless at one moment, and clouded by the apathy of despair; at another bright with the fierce fever of revolt.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
Henceforth his happiness was assured and he knew no more the restlessness and melancholy which had clouded his enjoyment of life.Victorian Worthies|George Henry Blore
- under reproach or suspicion
- in a state of gloom or bad temper
Word Origin for cloud
Old English clud "mass of rock, hill," related to clod. Metaphoric extension to "raincloud, mass of evaporated water in the sky" is attested by c.1200 based on similarity of cumulus clouds and rock masses. The usual Old English word for "cloud" was weolcan. In Middle English, skie also originally meant "cloud."
The four fundamental types of cloud classification (cirrus, cumulus, stratus, nimbus) were proposed by British amateur meteorologist Luke Howard (1772-1864) in 1802. Figuratively, as something that casts a shadow, from early 15c.; hence under a cloud (c.1500). In the clouds "removed from earthly things; obscure, fanciful, unreal" is from 1640s. Cloud-compeller translates (poetically) Greek nephelegereta, a Homeric epithet of Zeus.
early 15c., "overspread with clouds, cover, darken," from cloud (n.). From 1510s as "to render dim or obscure;" 1590s as "to overspread with gloom." Intransitive sense of "become cloudy" is from 1560s. Related: Clouded; clouding.
In addition to the idioms beginning with cloud
- cloud over
- head in the clouds
- on cloud nine
- silver lining, every cloud has
- under a cloud