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English noun: cloud

1. cloud (phenomenon) any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aerosol, coma, cosmic dust, dust cloud, mushroom, mushroom cloud, mushroom-shaped cloud, nebula

2. cloud (object) a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)cirrocumulus, cirrocumulus cloud, cirrostratus, cirrostratus cloud, cirrus, cirrus cloud, cloud bank, condensation trail, contrail, cumulonimbus, cumulonimbus cloud, cumulus, cumulus cloud, mother-of-pearl cloud, nacreous cloud, nebule, nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud, storm cloud, stratus, stratus cloud, thundercloud


Part meronymsky


Substance holonymwater vapor, water vapour

3. cloud (state) out of touch with reality


SamplesHis head was in the clouds.


Broader (hypernym)irreality, unreality

4. cloud (state) a cause of worry or gloom or trouble


SamplesThe only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French.


Broader (hypernym)gloom, gloominess, glumness

5. cloud (state) suspicion affecting your reputation


SamplesAfter that mistake he was under a cloud.


Broader (hypernym)suspicion

6. cloud (group) a group of many things in the air or on the ground


SamplesA swarm of insects obscured the light.
Clouds of blossoms.
It discharged a cloud of spores.


Synonymsswarm


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping


Narrower (hyponym)infestation, plague


Member holonyminsect


English verb: cloud

1. cloud (weather) make overcast or cloudy


SamplesFall weather often overcasts our beaches.


Synonymsovercast


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)darken


Narrower (hyponym)fog up, haze


Antonymsbrighten, clear, light up, clear up

2. cloud (perception) make less visible or unclear


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


Synonymsbecloud, befog, fog, haze over, mist, obnubilate, obscure


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide


Narrower (hyponym)overshadow

3. cloud (motion) billow up in the form of a cloud


SamplesThe smoke clouded above the houses.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)billow, wallow

4. cloud (emotion) make gloomy or depressed


SamplesTheir faces were clouded with sadness.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike

5. cloud (contact) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon


SamplesSully someone's reputation.


Synonymscorrupt, defile, sully, taint


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

6. cloud (change) make less clear


SamplesThe stroke clouded memories of her youth.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

7. cloud (change) colour with streaks or blotches of different shades


Synonymsdapple, mottle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)spot


Narrower (hyponym)harlequin, speckle, stipple

8. cloud (change) make milky or dull


SamplesThe chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dull









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