cloud

cloud NOUN 1) a visible mass of condensed watery vapour floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground. 2) an indistinct or billowing mass of smoke, dust, etc. 3) a large number of insects or birds moving together. 4) a state or cause of gloom or anxiety.
VERB 1) (usu. cloud over) (of the sky) become full of clouds. 2) make or become less clear or transparent. 3) (of someone's face or eyes) show sadness, anxiety, or anger. 4) make unclear or uncertain.
have one's head in the clouds — Cf. ↑have one's head in the clouds
on cloud nine (or seven) — Cf. ↑on cloud seven
under a cloud — Cf. ↑under a cloud
DERIVATIVES cloudiness noun cloudless adjective cloudlet noun cloudy adjective (cloudier, cloudiest) .
ORIGIN Old English, «mass of rock or earth»; probably related to CLOT(Cf. ↑clot).

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