Cloture Cloud-covered

Cloud

Meanings and phrases

cloud

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n.
  1. any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  2. a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
  3. out of touch with reality
  4. a cause of worry or gloom or trouble
  5. suspicion affecting your reputation
  6. a group of many things in the air or on the ground; swarm

cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. billow up in the form of a cloud
  2. make less visible or unclear; obscure; befog; becloud; obnubilate; haze over; fog; mist
  3. make overcast or cloudy; overcast
  4. make gloomy or depressed
  5. make less clear
  6. make milky or dull
  7. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; defile; sully; corrupt; taint
  8. colour with streaks or blotches of different shades; mottle; dapple

Large Magellanic Cloud

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n.
  1. the larger of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere

Magellanic Cloud

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n.
  1. either of two small galaxies orbiting the Milky Way; visible near the south celestial pole

Oort cloud

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n.
  1. (astronomy) a hypothetical huge collection of comets orbiting the sun far beyond the orbit of Pluto; perturbations (as by other stars) can upset a comet's orbit and may send it tumbling toward the sun

Red Cloud

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n.
  1. leader of the Oglala who resisted the development of a trail through Wyoming and Montana by the United States government (1822-1909)

Saint Cloud

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n.
  1. a town in central Minnesota on the Mississippi River; granite quarries; St. Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud

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n.
  1. the smaller of the two Magellanic Clouds visible from the southern hemisphere

St . Cloud

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n.
  1. a town in central Minnesota on the Mississippi River; granite quarries; Saint Cloud

Wilson cloud chamber

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n.
  1. apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track; cloud chamber

altocumulus cloud

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n.
  1. a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles; altocumulus

altostratus cloud

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n.
  1. a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles; altostratus

be on cloud nine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. feel extreme happiness or elation; exult; walk on air; jump for joy

cirrocumulus cloud

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n.
  1. a cloud at a high altitude consisting of a series of regularly arranged small clouds resembling ripples; cirrocumulus

cirrostratus cloud

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n.
  1. a thin uniform layer of hazy cloud at high altitude; cirrostratus

cirrus cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wispy white cloud (usually of fine ice crystals) at a high altitude (4 to 8 miles); cirrus

cloud bank

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a layer of clouds seen from a distance

cloud chamber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. apparatus that detects the path of high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track; Wilson cloud chamber

cloud cover

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds; cloudiness; overcast
E.g.
  • All else being equal (e.g., cloud cover, ozone layer, terrain, etc.
  • This is due to the frequent light winds and greater cloud cover in summer.
  • Specific criteria were also set for wind speed, visibility, and cloud cover.

cloud grass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Spanish grass with light feathery panicles grown for dried bouquets; Agrostis nebulosa

cloud nine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a state of extreme happiness; bliss; blissfulness; seventh heaven; walking on air

cloud over

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become covered with clouds; overcloud; cloud up
  2. become overcast

cloud seeder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who seeds clouds; seeder

cloud up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. become covered with clouds; overcloud; cloud over

cumulonimbus cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark cloud of great vertical extent charged with electricity; associated with thunderstorms; cumulonimbus; thundercloud

cumulus cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a globular cloud; cumulus

dust cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cloud of dust suspended in the air
n.
  1. a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon; nacreous cloud

mushroom cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb); mushroom; mushroom-shaped cloud

mushroom-shaped cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large cloud of rubble and dust shaped like a mushroom and rising into the sky after an explosion (especially of a nuclear bomb); mushroom; mushroom cloud

nacreous cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a luminous iridescent cloud at a high altitude that may be seen when the sun is a few degrees below the horizon; mother-of-pearl cloud

nimbus cloud

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n.
  1. a dark grey cloud bearing rain; nimbus; rain cloud

rain cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark grey cloud bearing rain; nimbus; nimbus cloud

storm cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a heavy dark cloud presaging rain or a storm

stratus cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large dark low cloud; stratus

war cloud

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an ominous sign that war threatens

cloud computing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Another method is to select open standards for cloud computing.
  • In November, 2016, Tintri announced software for cloud computing.
  • Many CRM vendors offer subscription-based web tools (cloud computing) and SaaS.

cloud forests

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E.g.
  • Haputale is surrounded by hills covered with cloud forests and tea plantations.
  • It is found from coastal plains to cloud forests as high as , but is more common below .
  • It is endemic and restricted to cloud forests of central highlands of Sri Lanka such as Horton Plains.

cloud forest

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E.g.
  • It is also Puerto Rico's highest cloud forest.
  • It is considered an indicator species of the cloud forest.
  • "The cloud forest is stunning," said Hill.

cloud storage

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E.g.
  • Some mobile cloud storage apps are platform-independent.
  • The game utilizes cloud storage for save files and other game data.
  • Some mobile device manufacturers include mobile cloud storage apps with their product.

cloud services

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E.g.
  • Orbitera Orbitera is an American cloud services provider.
  • In 2018, cloud services revenue was about $182.4 billion and in 2022 it is projected to grow to $331.2 billion.
  • Solution Partners offered software, applications and cloud services on top of and/or integrated with HP Public Cloud.

no cloud

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E.g.
  • Assuming no cloud cover, most long-wave up-welling radiation travels to space through the atmospheric window occurring in the electromagnetic wavelength region between 8 and 11 μm where the atmosphere does not absorb long-wave radiation except for in the small region within this between 9.6 and 9.8 μm.

no cloud cover

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E.g.
  • Assuming no cloud cover, most long-wave up-welling radiation travels to space through the atmospheric window occurring in the electromagnetic wavelength region between 8 and 11 μm where the atmosphere does not absorb long-wave radiation except for in the small region within this between 9.6 and 9.8 μm.
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