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Cloud Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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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'Cloud' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Cloud Sample Sentences in News


  • 'Cloud' lifts Microsoft earnings above expectations
    Microsoft has reported quarterly profits ahead of most expectations, as revenues got a boost from its Xbox consoles and Internet "cloud" services for enterprises. "We are innovating faster, engaging more deeply across the industry, and putting our customers at the center of everything we do, all of which positions Microsoft for future growth," Read more on this news related to 'Cloud'
  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent. Read more on this news related to 'Cloud'
  • IBM Expands Global Cloud Footprint With First SoftLayer Cloud Center in France
    IBM today announced that it will open a new SoftLayer cloud center in Paris, France, before the end of this year. The facility will complement SoftLayer cloud centers in London and Amsterdam, offering ... Read more on this news related to 'Cloud'

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