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The Definition of - cloud (verb)

    noun
    1.
    a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.
    2.
    any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust.
    3.
    a dim or obscure area in something otherwise clear or transparent.
    4.
    a patch or spot differing in color from the surrounding surface.
    5.
    anything that obscures or darkens something, or causes gloom, trouble, suspicion, disgrace, etc.
    6.
    a great number of insects, birds, etc., flying together:
    a cloud of locusts obscuring the sun.
    7.
    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.
    adjective
    8.
    of or relating to cloud computing:
    cloud software; cloud servers.
    9.
    relating to or doing business on the Internet:
    Google and other cloud companies.
    verb (used with object)
    10.
    to overspread or cover with, or as with, a cloud or clouds:
    The smoke from the fire clouded the sun from view.
    11.
    to overshadow; obscure; darken:
    The hardships of war cloud his childhood memories.
    12.
    to make gloomy.
    13.
    (of distress, anxiety, etc.) to reveal itself in (a part of one's face):
    Worry clouded his brow.
    14.
    to make obscure or indistinct; confuse:
    Don't cloud the issue with unnecessary details.
    15.
    to place under suspicion, disgrace, etc.
    16.
    to variegate with patches of another color.
    verb (used without object)
    17.
    to grow cloudy; become clouded.
    18.
    (of a part of one's face) to reveal one's distress, anxiety, etc.:
    His brow clouded with anger.
    Idioms
    19.
    in the clouds,
    1. in a condition of absent-mindedness; lost in reverie.
    2. impractical:
      Their schemes are usually up in the clouds.
    20.
    on a cloud, Informal. exceedingly happy; in high spirits:
    On the night of the prom the seniors were on a cloud.
    21.
    under a cloud, in disgrace; under suspicion:
    After going bankrupt he left town under a cloud.

Word Example of - cloud

    Example Sentences for cloud

    “But I like to have a cloud to shine on,” said loving little Goldilocks.

    There must not be the shadow of a cloud between us for a moment.

    A cloud passes across the sun and instantly everything is cooled.

    Let's ride faster and get through it before that cloud gets over the moon.

    From the summit they “looked down upon a boiling sea of cloud, dashing against the crags on which we stood.”

    Then a cloud of snow shot up, and for quite a long time there was no Simpson.

    Now that is what God is doing with your past—with what you call your sins—blotting them out like a cloud.

    There always seemed to be a cloud on the Divine face, and he was kept at a distance.

    A cloud spread over the skies with frightful rapidity and intercepted the setting sunbeams.

    His uncle sat in a cloud of tobacco smoke, with a tumbler in his hand.

Word Origin & History of - cloud

    Word Origin & History

    cloud O.E. clud "mass of rock," from P.Gmc. *kludas, metaphoric extension 13c. based on similarity of cumulus clouds and rock masses. O.E. word for "cloud" was weolcan.