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  • a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"
  • a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  • any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
  • suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
  • a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
  • make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
  • colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
  • place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone''s reputation"
  • make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
  • billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
  • make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"
  • make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible ,
  • a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude ,
  • out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds" ,
  • a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French" ,
  • suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud" ,
  • a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies"

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Cloud Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A cloud is water in the atmosphere (air) that we can see. It is where rain and snow comes from.

Water on the Earth evaporates (turns into an invisible gas) and rises up into the sky. Higher up where the air is colder, the water condenses: it changes from a gas to drops of water or crystals of ice. We see these drops of water as clouds. The drops fall back down to earth as rain, and then the water evaporates again. This is called the "water cycle".

The atmosphere always has a little bit of water vapor that humans can not see. Clouds form when the atmosphere can no longer hold all the invisible air vapor.

Warm air holds more water vapor than cool air. So if warm air with lots of water inside cools, it can form a cloud. These are ways air can cool enough to form clouds:



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* Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel Polonius By the mass, and 'tis like a camel, indeed. Hamlet Methinks it is like a weasel. Polonius It is backed like a weasel. Hamlet Or like a whale Polonius Very like a whale. - William Shakespeare

* Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. - Bertrand Russell

* A Shade upon the mind there passesAs when on NoonA Cloud the mighty Sun encloses. - Emily Elizabeth Dickinson


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