dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for clouding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloud \Cloud\ (kloud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clouded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Clouding.]
     1. To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky
        is clouded.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a
        cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              One day too late, I fear me, noble lord,
              Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.
                                                    --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty
              like prejudice.                       --M. Arnold.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; --
        esp. used of reputation or character.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              I would not be a stander-by to hear
              My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
              My present vengeance taken.           --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate
        with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. --Pope.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clouding \Cloud"ing\, n.
     1. A mottled appearance given to ribbons and silks in the
        process of dyeing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A diversity of colors in yarn, recurring at regular
        intervals. --Knight.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clouding
      n 1: the process whereby water particles become visible in the
           sky [syn: clouding, clouding up]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229