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1cloud/ˈklaʊd/noun
pluralclouds
1cloud
/ˈklaʊd/
noun
pluralclouds
Learner's definition of CLOUD  
[count]
: a white or gray mass in the sky that is made of many very small drops of water
— see also mushroom cloudstorm cloud
: a large amount of smoke, dust, etc., that hangs in the air
   b : a large number of things (such as insects) that move together through the air in a group
: a feeling or belief that a person or organization has done something wrong

cast a (dark) cloud

: to cause people to stop trusting something

cloud on the horizon

: a problem that could appear in the future

every cloud has a silver lining

— see silver lining

in the clouds

◊ If you are in the clouds or you have your head in the clouds, you spend too much time thinking about love or about ideas that are not practical.

on cloud nine

informal
: very happy
2cloud/ˈklaʊd/verb
cloudscloudedclouding
2cloud
/ˈklaʊd/
verb
cloudscloudedclouding
Learner's definition of CLOUD  
[+ object] : to confuse (a person's mind or judgment)
[+ object] : to make (something, such as an issue or situation) difficult to understand
[+ object] : to affect (something) in a bad way
[no object]of the sky : to become covered with clouds— usually + over
[+ object] : to cover or fill (a room, the sky, etc.) with large amounts of smoke, dust, etc.
[+ object] : to cover (glass, a window, etc.) with many very small drops of water
[no object]of a person's face or eyes : to show that someone is worried or unhappy
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