[ kloud ]
/ klaʊd /
a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.
any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust.
a dim or obscure area in something otherwise clear or transparent.
a patch or spot differing in color from the surrounding surface.
anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc.
a great number of insects, birds, etc., flying together: a cloud of locusts obscuring the sun.
Digital Technology. any of several, often proprietary, parts of the Internet that allow online processing and storage of documents and data as well as electronic access to software and other resources (usually preceded by the): More and more software companies are encouraging users to store their work in the cloud.
of or relating to cloud computing: cloud software; cloud servers.
relating to or doing business on the Internet: Google and other cloud companies.
verb (used with object)
to overspread or cover with, or as with, a cloud or clouds: The smoke from the fire clouded the sun from view.
to overshadow; obscure; darken: The hardships of war cloud his childhood memories.
to make gloomy.
(of distress, anxiety, etc.) to reveal itself in (a part of one's face): Worry clouded his brow.
to make obscure or indistinct; confuse: Don't cloud the issue with unnecessary details.
to place under suspicion, disgrace, etc.
to variegate with patches of another color.
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for cloud
- in a condition of absent-mindedness; lost in reverie.
- impractical: Their schemes are usually up in the clouds.
in the clouds,
on a cloud, Informal. exceedingly happy; in high spirits: On the night of the prom the seniors were on a cloud.
under a cloud, in disgrace; under suspicion: After going bankrupt he left town under a cloud.
Origin of cloud
before 900; Middle English; Old English clūd rock, hill; probably akin to clod
synonym study for cloud
19. Cloud, fog, haze, mist differ somewhat in their figurative uses. Cloud connotes especially daydreaming: His mind is in the clouds. Fog and haze connote especially bewilderment or confusion: to go around in a fog ( haze ). Mist has an emotional connotation and suggests tears: a mist in one's eyes.
OTHER WORDS FROM cloudcloud·like, adjectivein·ter·cloud, verb (used with object)
Words nearby cloud
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Example sentences from the Web for clouder
Mr. Robinson and Mr. Clouder left us, and the boys remained behind.
At twelve as we were crossing a run of water, Mr. Clouder fell in, so we called this place Clouders Run.
British Dictionary definitions for clouder
/ (klaʊd) /
a mass of water or ice particles visible in the sky, usually white or grey, from which rain or snow falls when the particles coagulateSee also cirrus, cumulonimbus, cumulus, stratus
any collection of particles visible in the air, esp of smoke or dust
a large number of insects or other small animals in flight
something that darkens, threatens, or carries gloom
jewellery a cloudlike blemish in a transparent stone
(modifier) of or relating to cloud computinga cloud application
in the clouds not in contact with reality
under a cloud
- under reproach or suspicion
- in a state of gloom or bad temper
on cloud nine informal elated; very happy
(when intr, often foll by over or up) to make or become cloudy, overcast, or indistinct
(tr) to make obscure; darken
(tr) to confuse or impairemotion clouded his judgment
to make or become gloomy or depressed
(tr) to place under or render liable to suspicion or disgrace
to render (liquids) milky or dull or (of liquids) to become milky or dull
to become or render mottled or variegated
Derived forms of cloudcloudless, adjectivecloudlessly, adverbcloudlessness, nouncloudlike, adjective
Word Origin for cloud
C13 (in the sense: a mass of vapour): from Old English clūd rock, hill; probably related to clod
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Scientific definitions for clouder
[ kloud ]
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.
A distinguishable mass of particles or gas, such as the collection of gases and dust in a nebula.
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Idioms and Phrases with clouder
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
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