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Definition 1: a group of many things in the air or on the ground - [noun denoting group]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a swarm of insects obscured the light
  • clouds of blossoms
  • it discharged a cloud of spores

Synonyms for cloud in the sense of this definition

(cloud is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

(... is a kind of cloud ) a swarm of insects that attack plants

"a plague of grasshoppers"

(cloud is a member of ...) small air-breathing arthropod

Definition 2: a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude - [noun denoting object]

(cloud is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere

(... is a kind of cloud ) a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples

(... is a kind of cloud ) a large dark low cloud

(... is a kind of cloud ) a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm

(... is a kind of cloud ) a dark grey cloud bearing rain

(... is a kind of cloud ) a small cloud

(... is a kind of cloud ) a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon

(... is a kind of cloud ) a globular cloud

(... is a kind of cloud ) a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms

(... is a kind of cloud ) an artificial cloud created by an aircraft; caused either by condensation due to the reduction in air pressure above the wing surface or by water vapor in the engine exhaust

(... is a kind of cloud ) a layer of clouds seen from a distance

(... is a kind of cloud ) a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles)

(... is a kind of cloud ) a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude

(... is part of cloud) the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth

(cloud is made of the substance ...) water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature

Definition 3: any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(cloud is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of cloud ) (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed

(... is a kind of cloud ) an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space

(... is a kind of cloud ) a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas

(... is a kind of cloud ) clouds of particles or gases occurring throughout interstellar space

(... is a kind of cloud ) a cloud of dust suspended in the air

(... is a kind of cloud ) a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb)

Definition 4: suspicion affecting your reputation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after that mistake he was under a cloud

(cloud is a kind of ...) the state of being suspected

"he tried to shield me from suspicion"

Definition 5: out of touch with reality - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his head was in the clouds

(cloud is a kind of ...) the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact

Definition 6: a cause of worry or gloom or trouble - [noun denoting state]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French

(cloud is a kind of ...) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

"gloom pervaded the office"

Definition 7: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades - [verb of change]

Synonyms for cloud in the sense of this definition

(cloud is a kind of ...) mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

"spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

(... is a kind of cloud ) variegate with spots or marks

"His face was harlequined with patches"

(... is a kind of cloud ) produce a mottled effect

"The sunlight stippled the trees"

Definition 8: make milky or dull - [verb of change]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added

(cloud is a kind of ...) make less lively or vigorous

"Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

Definition 9: make less clear - [verb of change]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stroke clouded memories of her youth

(cloud is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 10: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon - [verb of contact]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sully someone's reputation

Synonyms for cloud in the sense of this definition

(cloud is a kind of ...) make imperfect

"nothing marred her beauty"

Definition 11: make gloomy or depressed - [verb of emotion]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Their faces were clouded with sadness

(cloud is a kind of ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

Definition 12: billow up in the form of a cloud - [verb of motion]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The smoke clouded above the houses

(cloud is a kind of ...) rise up as if in waves

"smoke billowed up into the sky"

Definition 13: make less visible or unclear - [verb of perception]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The stars are obscured by the clouds
  • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley

Synonyms for cloud in the sense of this definition

(cloud is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

(... is a kind of cloud ) cast a shadow upon

"The tall tree overshadowed the house"

Definition 14: make overcast or cloudy - [verb of weather]

Samples where cloud or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fall weather often overcasts our beaches

Synonyms for cloud in the sense of this definition

(cloud is a kind of ...) make dark or darker

"darken a room"

(... is a kind of cloud ) get foggy

"The windshield fogged up"

(... is a kind of cloud ) become hazy, dull, or cloudy

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