cloud

[[t]kla͟ʊd[/t]]
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clouds, clouding, clouded
1) N-VAR A cloud is a mass of water vapour that floats in the sky. Clouds are usually white or grey in colour.

...the varied shapes of the clouds...

The sky was almost entirely obscured by cloud.

...the risks inherent in flying through cloud.

2) N-COUNT: usu N of n A cloud of something such as smoke or dust is a mass of it floating in the air.

The hens darted away on all sides, raising a cloud of dust.

3) VERB If you say that something clouds your view of a situation, you mean that it makes you unable to understand the situation or judge it properly.

[V n] Perhaps anger had clouded his vision, perhaps his judgement had been faulty...

[V n] In his latter years religious mania clouded his mind.

4) VERB If you say that something clouds a situation, you mean that it makes it unpleasant.

[V n] The atmosphere has already been clouded by the BJP's anger at the media.

5) V-ERG If your eyes or face cloud or if sadness or anger clouds them, your eyes or your face suddenly show sadness or anger. [LITERARY]

[V with n] Trish's face clouded with disappointment...

[V n] As he looked at Katherine, great sorrow clouded his eyes. [Also V]

Cloud over means the same as cloud.

V P I saw Sean's face cloud over at this blatant lie.

6) V-ERG If glass clouds or if moisture clouds it, tiny drops of water cover the glass, making it difficult to see through.

The mirror clouded beside her cheek...

[V n] I run the water very hot, clouding the mirror.

Syn:
7) PHRASE: V and N inflect (disapproval) If you say that someone has their head in the clouds, you are criticizing them because they are ignoring or are unaware of the problems associated with a situation. [INFORMAL]
8) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR (emphasis) If you say that someone is on cloud nine, you are emphasizing that they are very happy. [INFORMAL]

When Michael was born I was on cloud nine.

9) PHRASE: v-link PHR, PHR after v If someone is under a cloud, people have a poor opinion of them because of something they have done.

The military are under a cloud for killing civilians while breaking up a demonstration.

Syn:
in disgrace
10) every cloud has a silver liningsee silver lining
Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

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