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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.


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.


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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