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cloud British & World English

A visible mass of condensed watery vapour floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground

cloud English Thesaurus

a cloud of blue exhaust smoke

Red Cloud British & World English

(1822–1909), leader of the Oglala Sioux Indians. In what became known as Red Cloud’s War 1865–68, he opposed the US government’s attempts to build forts along the Bozeman Trail in Wyoming and Montana. His forcing of the Fort Laramie Treaty (1868) guaranteed peace when the government accepted the territorial claims of the Sioux

tag cloud British & World English

A visual depiction of user-generated tags attached to online content, typically using colour and font size to represent the prominence or frequency of the tags depicted

brown cloud British & World English

A visible pall of air pollutants that persists over a city or other area

cloud base British & World English

The level or altitude of the lowest part of a general mass of clouds

cloud cover British & World English

A mass of cloud covering all or most of the sky

cloud deck British & World English

A bank of clouds of a particular type forming a layer at a certain altitude

Oort cloud British & World English

A spherical cloud of small rocky and icy bodies postulated to orbit the sun beyond the orbit of Pluto and up to 1.5 light years from the sun, and to act as a reservoir of comets. Its existence was proposed by J. H. Oort

Saint Cloud British & World English

An industrial and commercial city in east central Minnesota, on the Mississippi River, northwest of Minneapolis; population 66,948 (est. 2008)

star cloud British & World English

A region where stars appear to be especially numerous and close together

storm cloud British & World English

A heavy, dark rain cloud

word cloud British & World English

An image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance

cloud chamber British & World English

A device containing air or gas supersaturated with water vapour, used to detect charged particles, X-rays, and gamma rays by the condensation trails which they produce

cloud forest British & World English

A moist tropical or subtropical forest that is characterized by persistent low-level cloud

cloud hopping British & World English

The flying of an aircraft from cloud to cloud for concealment

cloud seeding British & World English

The dropping of crystals into clouds to cause rain

funnel cloud British & World English

A rotating funnel-shaped cloud forming the core of a tornado or waterspout

cloud computing British & World English

The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer

mushroom cloud British & World English

A mushroom-shaped cloud of dust and debris formed after a nuclear explosion

under a cloud British & World English

Under suspicion or discredited

noctilucent cloud British & World English

A luminous cloud of a kind occasionally seen at night in summer in high latitudes, at the altitude of the mesopause

cloud cuckoo land British & World English

A state of absurdly over-optimistic fantasy

cloud cuckoo land New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, lower case; in reference to the Birds of Aristophanes one word, capital)

every cloud has a silver lining British & World English

Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent

under a cloud in cloud British & World English

Under suspicion or discredited

thundercloud British & World English

A cumulus cloud with a towering or spreading top, charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning

under a cloud in cloud English Thesaurus

they arrive in a rush, having fled New Hampshire under a cloud

Magellanic Clouds British & World English

Two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are the closest to our own. The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 169,000 light years away and the Small Magellanic Cloud is about 210,000 light years

every cloud has a silver lining in silver British & World English

Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent

Large Magellanic Cloud in Magellanic Clouds British & World English

Two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are the closest to our own. The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 169,000 light years away and the Small Magellanic Cloud is about 210,000 light years

Small Magellanic Cloud in Magellanic Clouds British & World English

Two diffuse luminous patches in the southern sky, now known to be small irregular galaxies that are the closest to our own. The Large Magellanic Cloud is about 169,000 light years away and the Small Magellanic Cloud is about 210,000 light years


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