Cloud

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
cloud (noun)
1.
a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor (as water or ice) suspended in the atmosphere of a planet (as the earth) or moon
2.
something resembling or suggesting a cloud as
a) a light filmy, puffy, or billowy mass seeming to float in the air - a cloud of blond hair a ship under a cloud of sail
b) (1) a usually visible mass of minute particles suspended in the air or a gas
(2) an aggregation of usually obscuring matter especially in interstellar space
(3) an aggregate of charged particles (as electrons)
c) a great crowd or multitude - swarm clouds of mosquitoes
3.
something that has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect - clouds of war a cloud of suspicion
4.
something that obscures or blemishes - a cloud of ambiguity
5.
a dark or opaque vein or spot (as in marble or a precious stone)
cloud (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
to grow - cloudy usually used with over or up clouded over before the storm
2.
a) of facial features to become troubled, apprehensive, or distressed in appearance - her face clouded with worry
b) to become blurry, dubious, or ominous - often used with over the outlook is clouding over
3.
transitive verb
to billow up in the form of a cloud
1.
a) to envelop or hide with or as if with a cloud - smog clouded our view
b) to make opaque especially by condensation of moisture - steam clouded the windows
c) to make murky especially with smoke or mist - smoke clouded the sky
2.
to make unclear or confused - cloud the issue
3.
- taint sully a clouded reputation
4.
to cast gloom over - cloud prospects for success
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