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Noun: cloud  klawd
  1. A visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  2. Any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  3. Out of touch with reality
    "his head was in the clouds"
  4. A cause of worry, gloom or trouble
    "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
  5. Suspicion affecting your reputation
    "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
  6. A group of many things in the air or on the ground
    "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores";
    - swarm
  7. (internet) the internet for connection to remote servers regarded as a space for processing and storage, the focus of cloud computing
Verb: cloud  klawd
  1. Make cloudy
    "Fall weather often clouds our beaches";
    - overcast
  2. Make less visible or unclear
    "The stars are obscured by the clouds";
    - obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mist
  3. Billow up in the form of a cloud
    "The smoke clouded above the houses"
  4. Make gloomy or depressed
    "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
  5. (of someone's image or good reputation) damage, place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    "cloud someone's reputation";
    - defile, sully, corrupt, taint, tarnish, soil, stain
  6. Make less clear
    "the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
  7. Colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    - mottle, dapple
  8. Make milky or dull
    "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"

Derived forms: clouded, clouding, clouds

See also: cloud over

Type of: affect, alter, atmospheric phenomenon, billow, change, conceal, darken, deflower, dull, gloom, gloominess, glumness, group, grouping, hide, impair, impress, irreality, mar, modify, move, physical phenomenon, pollute, spoil, spot, strike, suspicion, unreality, vitiate, wallow

Part of: sky

Encyclopedia: Cloud, Iowa