cloud

cloud
cloud1 [ klaud ] noun ***
1. ) count or uncount a white or gray mass of very small drops of water in the sky:
A few white clouds drifted across the sky.
There's more cloud than yesterday.
2. ) count a large amount of smoke, dust, steam, etc. in the air:
a dust cloud
cloud of: a huge cloud of black smoke
a ) any large mass in the sky that looks like a cloud:
A thick cloud of flies buzzed around us.
3. ) count something unpleasant that spoils an activity, event, or situation:
a cloud of anxiety/misery/uncertainty
be/cast a cloud over something: Violent protests cast a cloud over the president's visit.
a cloud on the horizon (=something that is likely to spoil a situation): The only cloud on the horizon is the possibility of a hostile takeover.
every cloud has a silver lining
used for saying that something good usually comes out of a bad situation
on cloud nine INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED
extremely happy
under a cloud
with your reputation damaged because you may have done something wrong
cloud
cloud 2 [ klaud ] verb *
▸ 1 become darker
▸ 2 stop being transparent
▸ 3 make someone confused
▸ 4 make something more confusing
▸ 5 spoil activity/event
▸ 6 (make) look unhappy etc.
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) cloud or cloud over intransitive to become darker because gray clouds are forming in the sky
2. ) intransitive or transitive if something transparent or shiny clouds, or something clouds it, it becomes difficult to see through or into:
Steam clouded the mirror.
a ) if something clouds a clear liquid, or it clouds, it becomes no longer clear:
The solution clouds if you shake it.
3. ) transitive to affect your thinking in a way that makes you likely to make a bad decision or forget something:
cloud someone's judgment: Make sure that personal motivation is not clouding your judgment.
4. ) transitive to make something more complicated or confusing:
cloud the issue: Unanswered questions have further clouded the issue.
5. ) transitive to spoil an activity, event, or situation:
Her political future was clouded by allegations of misconduct.
6. ) intransitive or transitive if an emotion clouds your eyes, your eyes show the emotion
,cloud `over phrasal verb intransitive
1. ) same as CLOUD 2 1:
It's beginning to cloud over we should go back now.
2. ) if your face or eyes cloud over, they show a negative emotion:
Her face clouded over in confusion at his curt tone.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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