1: any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
2: a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
3: out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
4: a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
5: suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
6: a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies" [syn: swarm]
1: make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches" [syn: overcast] [ant: clear up]
2: make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mist]
3: billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
4: make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
5: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation" [syn: defile, sully, corrupt, taint]
6: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: mottle, dapple]
7: make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
Adjacent words: clotted cream | clotting | clotting | clotting | clotting factor | clotting time | cloture | cloud | cloud bank | cloud chamber | cloud cover | cloud grass | cloud nine | cloud over | cloud seeder | cloud up