cloud: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kloud), [key]
- 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, esp. 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.
- Their schemes are usually up in the clouds.
- in a condition of absent-mindedness; lost in reverie.
- impractical:Their schemes are usually up in the clouds.
- exceedingly happy; in high spirits: On the night of the prom the seniors were on a cloud.
- in disgrace; under suspicion: After going bankrupt he left town under a cloud.
- 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.
- to grow cloudy; become clouded.
- (of a part of one's face) to reveal one's distress, anxiety, etc.: His brow clouded with anger.
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