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  • n  any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • n  a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  • n  out of touch with reality
    his head was in the clouds
  • n  a cause of worry or gloom or trouble
    the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French
  • n  suspicion affecting your reputation
    after that mistake he was under a cloud
  • n  a group of many things in the air or on the ground
    clouds of blossoms
    it discharged a cloud of spores
  • v  make overcast or cloudy
  • v  make less visible or unclear
    The stars are obscured by the clouds
  • v  billow up in the form of a cloud
    The smoke clouded above the houses
  • v  make gloomy or depressed
    Their faces were clouded with sadness
  • v  place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
  • v  make less clear
    the stroke clouded memories of her youth
  • v  colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
  • v  make milky or dull
    The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added
News & Articles


  • Sean Taylor in CNN
    Taylor said the end of the assault case was like "a gray cloud" being lifted.
  • Robert Gates in Toronto Star
    In Washington, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said the disproportionately heavy duties carried by Canadians, British, Australians, Dutch and Danes "put a cloud over the future of the alliance."
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    Today, as we look to the gulf, we see an entire way of life being threatened by a menacing cloud of black crude,Mr. Obama said. "We cannot consign our children to this future. The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and...

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