Crossword clues for cloud
- Cumulus, e.g
- Storage location
- Nimbus, for example
- Modern storage area, with "the"
- Modern data storage option
- Metaphor for suspicion
- It's dark when raining
- Bringer of rain
- _____ Mountain, Newfoundland
- With this puzzle's central black squares, ecstasy
- Symbol of gloom, in comics
- Symbol of gloom
- Sun cover
- Sun blocker, perhaps
- Stratus, e.g
- Shower source
- Rain-bearing mass
- Rain maker
- Rain holder
- Puffy sight in the sky
- On __ nine (very happy)
- Nimbus, e.g,
- Mushroom ___ (atom bomb's wake)
- Modern data backup service
- Metaphorical obscurer
- Metaphor for gloom
- Mass of dust
- Kind of computing
- Jet-flight scenery
- It may be seeded for rain
- Fluffy thing in the sky
- Cirrus, for one
- Add mystery to
- Symbol of a lingering scandal
- Sun block?
- Cirrus or cumulus
- Rain source
- Kind of computing using remote servers
- Any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
- A visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
- Out of touch with reality
- Suspicion affecting your reputation
- End of credo
- Sky sighting
- ___ nine (euphoric state)
- Nine is fine
- Stratus, e.g.
- Make obscure
- Make milky coffee, initially tasteless
- Cumulus, for example
- Eg, cumulus
- Almost hit daughter coming out of one's shower?
- Dim, cold and thundering
- Storage area
- Sun blocker?
- Make murky
- Data storage medium
- Nimbus, say
- Cover of a kind
- Weather map symbol
- Puffy sky sight
- Sun screen?
- Sun screen
- Fluffy floater
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cloud \Cloud\ (kloud), n. [Prob. fr. AS. cl[=u]d a rock or hillock, the application arising from the frequent resemblance of clouds to rocks or hillocks in the sky or air.]
A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere. I do set my bow in the cloud. --Gen. ix. 13. Note: A classification of clouds according to their chief forms was first proposed by the meteorologist Howard, and this is still substantially employed. The following varieties and subvarieties are recognized:
Cirrus. This is the most elevated of all the forms of clouds; is thin, long-drawn, sometimes looking like carded wool or hair, sometimes like a brush or room, sometimes in curl-like or fleecelike patches. It is the cat's-tail of the sailor, and the mare's-tail of the landsman.
Cumulus. This form appears in large masses of a hemispherical form, or nearly so, above, but flat below, one often piled above another, forming great clouds, common in the summer, and presenting the appearance of gigantic mountains crowned with snow. It often affords rain and thunder gusts.
Stratus. This form appears in layers or bands extending horizontally.
Nimbus. This form is characterized by its uniform gray tint and ragged edges; it covers the sky in seasons of continued rain, as in easterly storms, and is the proper rain cloud. The name is sometimes used to denote a raining cumulus, or cumulostratus.
Cirro-cumulus. This form consists, like the cirrus, of thin, broken, fleecelice clouds, but the parts are more or less rounded and regulary grouped. It is popularly called mackerel sky.
Cirro-stratus. In this form the patches of cirrus coalesce in long strata, between cirrus and stratus.
Cumulo-stratus. A form between cumulus and stratus, often assuming at the horizon a black or bluish tint. -- Fog, cloud, motionless, or nearly so, lying near or in contact with the earth's surface. -- Storm scud, cloud lying quite low, without form, and driven rapidly with the wind.
A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor. ``A thick cloud of incense.''
--Ezek. viii. 11.
A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.
That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.
A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection. ``So great a cloud of witnesses.''
--Heb. xii. 1.
A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
Cloud on a (or the) title (Law), a defect of title, usually superficial and capable of removal by release, decision in equity, or legislation.
To be under a cloud, to be under suspicion or in disgrace; to be in disfavor.
In the clouds, in the realm of facy and imagination; beyond reason; visionary.
Cloud \Cloud\ (kloud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouded; p. pr. & vb. n. Clouding.]
To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
One day too late, I fear me, noble lord, Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth.
Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.
Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty like prejudice.
To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character.
I would not be a stander-by to hear My sovereign mistress clouded so, without My present vengeance taken.
To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
And the nice conduct of a clouded cane.
Cloud \Cloud\, v. i. To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; -- often used with up.
Worthies, away! The scene begins to cloud.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "overspread with clouds, cover, darken," from cloud (n.). From 1510s as "to render dim or obscure;" 1590s as "to overspread with gloom." Intransitive sense of "become cloudy" is from 1560s. Related: Clouded; clouding.
Old English clud "mass of rock, hill," related to clod. Metaphoric extension to "raincloud, mass of evaporated water in the sky" is attested by c.1200 based on similarity of cumulus clouds and rock masses. The usual Old English word for "cloud" was weolcan. In Middle English, skie also originally meant "cloud."\n
\nThe four fundamental types of cloud classification (cirrus, cumulus, stratus, nimbus) were proposed by British amateur meteorologist Luke Howard (1772-1864) in 1802. Figuratively, as something that casts a shadow, from early 15c.; hence under a cloud (c.1500). In the clouds "removed from earthly things; obscure, fanciful, unreal" is from 1640s. Cloud-compeller translates (poetically) Greek nephelegereta, a Homeric epithet of Zeus.
n. 1 (context obsolete English) A rock; boulder; a hill. 2 A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air. 3 Any mass of dust, steam or smoke resembling such a mass. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight. 2 (context transitive English) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds. 3 (context transitive English) To make obscure. 4 (context transitive English) To make gloomy or sullen. 5 (context transitive English) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish (reputation or character). 6 (context transitive English) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colours.
n. any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
out of touch with reality; "his head was in the clouds"
a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he was under a cloud"
a group of many insects; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "a cloud of butterflies" [syn: swarm]
v. make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches" [syn: overcast] [ant: clear up]
make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds" [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze over, fog, mist]
billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above the houses"
make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with sadness"
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation" [syn: defile, sully, corrupt, taint]
colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn: mottle, dapple]
make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
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A cloud is a visible mass of condensed droplets or frozen crystals suspended in the atmosphere.
Cloud(s) may also refer to:
Cloud types in the troposphere, the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface, have Latin names due to the universal adaptation of Luke Howard's nomenclature. It was formally proposed in December 1802 and published for the first time the following year. It became the basis of a modern international system that classifies these tropospheric aerosols into five physical forms. These physical types include stratiform sheets, stratocumuliform rolls, ripples, and patches, cirriform wisps and patches, cumuliform heaps of variable size, and very large cumulonimbiform heaps that often show complex structure. Most of these forms can be found in the high, middle, and low altitude levels or étages of the troposphere.
The forms are cross-classified by étage to produce ten basic genus-types or genera. Cirriform clouds only occur in the high altitude range and therefore constitute a single genus. Stratocumuliform and stratiform genera have the prefix cirro- when they occur in the high étage, and alto- when based in the middle altitude range. Low- and multi-étage genera of any form do not have altitude-related prefixes. With this method of nomenclature, a cloud genus can be defined as any physical form that is particular to a given étage, or simultaneously to more than one étage if the genus-type has significant vertical extent. Most genera can be divided into species that are often subdivided into varieties where applicable.
Clouds that form higher up in the stratosphere and mesosphere have common names for their main types, but are sub-classified alpha-numerically rather than with the elaborate system of Latin names given to cloud types in the troposphere. They are relatively uncommon and are mostly seen in the polar regions of Earth. Clouds have been observed in the atmospheres of other planets and moons in the Solar System and beyond, but, due to their different temperature characteristics, they are often composed of other substances such as methane, ammonia, and sulfuric acid as well as water.
Overview: Terrestrial classification of major types
Polar mesospheric (extreme level - edge of space)
Polar stratospheric (very high level)
Nacreous and non-nacreous
Multi-level tropospheric (low to middle cloud base)
Cumulus (moderate or large)
Cloud is a browser-based operating system created by Good OS LLC, a Los Angeles-based corporation. The company initially launched a Linux distribution called gOS which is heavily based on Ubuntu, now in its third incarnation.
Cloud or Cloude is a surname found in early England and in some native American families.
Daniel "Cloud" Campos (born May 6, 1983) is an award-winning Los Angeles-based dancer, director, and occasional actor raised in San Diego, California and Orlando, Florida.
In music a cloud is a sound mass consisting of statistical clouds of microsounds and characterized first by the set of elements used in the texture, secondly density, including rhythmic and pitch density. Clouds may include ambiguity of rhythmic foreground and background or rhythmic hierarchy.
- Iannis Xenakis's Concret PH (1958), Bohor I (1962), Persepolis (1971), and many of his pieces for traditional instruments
- György Ligeti's Clocks and Clouds (1972–3)
- La Monte Young's The Well Tuned Piano
- Bernard Parmegiani's De natura sonorum (1975)
Clouds are created and used often in granular synthesis. Musical clouds exist on the "meso" or formal time scale. Clouds allow for the interpentration of sound masses first described by Edgard Varèse including smooth mutation (through crossfade), disintegration, and coalescence.
Curtis Roads suggests a taxonomy of cloud morphology based on atmospheric clouds: cumulus, stratocumulus, stratus, nimbostratus, and cirrus; as well as nebulae: dark or glowing, amorphus or ring-shaped, and constantly evolving.
Cloud is a 2005 indie puzzle video game developed by a team of students in the University of Southern California's (USC) Interactive Media Program. The team began development of Cloud in January 2005 with a US$20,000 grant from the USC; the game was released as a free download that October. By July 2006, the hosting website had received 6 million visits, and the game had been downloaded 600,000 times.
The game centers on a boy who dreams of flying while asleep in a hospital bed. The concept was partially based on lead designer Jenova Chen's childhood; he was often hospitalized for asthma and would daydream while alone in his room. Assuming the role of the boy, the player flies through a dream world and manipulates clouds to solve puzzles. The game was intended to spark emotions in the player that the video game industry usually ignored.
Cloud won the Best Student Philosophy award at the 2006 Slamdance Guerilla Games Competition, and a Student Showcase award at the 2006 Independent Games Festival. The game was well received by critics, who cited its visuals, music, and relaxing atmosphere as high points. Chen and producer Kellee Santiago went on to co-found the studio Thatgamecompany, which has considered remaking Cloud as a commercial video game.
Usage examples of "cloud".
Riane gave a little moan of longing, and for a delicious moment the kiss consumed them both in a perfumed cloud of citrus and musk.
Then again, maybe the clip embodies an absurdist view of life that he kept hidden from his peers, most of whom perceived him to have the famished appetites and clouded sensibility of a creature in a shooter game.
IN THE HISTORY of the Adams family there was probably no more joyous homecoming than took place in the heat of midmorning on August 18, 1817, when John Quincy, Louisa Catherine, and their three sons came over the hill from Milton in a coach-and-four trailing a cloud of dust.
If it had been able to complete its skim around the sun, it would have soared back out to the cometary cloud, quickly cooling, the lovely coma and tail dispersing into the dark, to resume its aeonic dreaming.
Leaning on the crumbling stone wall of a temple orchard, looking past the sloping tile roofs of Grange Head, Maia lifted her gaze to watch low clouds briefly occult a brightly speckled, placid sea, its green shoals aflicker with silver schools of fish and the flapping shadows of hovering swoop-birds.
Hand light on the joystick, she veered toward the green smolder of Seattle, riding down a cloud canyon aflicker with electric bursts.
Coyote killed the afterburner, then snapped the Tomcat into a wingover which sent the heavy aircraft plunging toward the cloud deck in an inverted dive.
With a rumble of displaced air, the Libra-class freighter broke through the high wisps of cloud, airfoil body providing lift to assist the engines as the freighter decelerated and turned to the strip heading from orbit.
What little wind there was came from the east and the sky had few altocumulus clouds.
During the night, thick banks of altocumulus clouds had moved in on a long front from the Gulf of Finland to the Ukraine.
Huge clouds roiled around the shoulders and heads of the massive peaks, and a thick layer of altocumulus poured through valleys rife with blue-green glaciers.
Most precipitation, he vaguely remembered learning once, fell from nimbostratus, altostratus or cumulonimbus clouds.
The cloud was broken cumulus, a legacy of the frontal system with endless altostratus riding on the cold air.
And when he came there, he saw a great cloud that shot out of the sky, descending on the hill, and when it came down on the hill and melted away, there it left the Beggarman of the King of Sweden standing, and between his legs the Amadan saw the whole world and nothing over his head.
It was as if the sky were covered with a thick cloud bank which absorbed the monstrous radiation of a sun now four times its previous diameter and madly changing shape like a monstrous ameba of flame.