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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
     1. A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles,
        suspended in the upper atmosphere.
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              I do set my bow in the cloud.         --Gen. ix. 13.
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     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:
        (a) 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.
        (b) 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.
        (c) Stratus. This form appears in layers or bands
            extending horizontally.
        (d) 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.
        (e) 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.
        (f) Cirro-stratus. In this form the patches of cirrus
            coalesce in long strata, between cirrus and stratus.
        (g) 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.
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     2. A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling
        vapor. "A thick cloud of incense." --Ezek. viii. 11.
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     3. 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.
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     4. 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.
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     5. A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection. "So great a
        cloud of witnesses." --Heb. xii. 1.
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     6. A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the
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     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.
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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.
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     2. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a
        cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
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              One day too late, I fear me, noble lord,
              Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. --Shak.
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              Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.
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              Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty
              like prejudice.                       --M. Arnold.
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     3. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; --
        esp. used of reputation or character.
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              I would not be a stander-by to hear
              My sovereign mistress clouded so, without
              My present vengeance taken.           --Shak.
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     4. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate
        with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
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              And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cloud \Cloud\, v. i.
     To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; -- often used
     with up.
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           Worthies, away! The scene begins to cloud. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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; "his head was in the clouds"
      4: a cause of worry or gloom or trouble; "the only cloud on the
         horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"
      5: suspicion affecting your reputation; "after that mistake he
         was under a cloud"
      6: a group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm
         of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it
         discharged a cloud of spores" [syn: swarm, cloud]
      v 1: make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our
           beaches" [syn: overcast, cloud] [ant: brighten,
           clear, clear up, light up]
      2: make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the
         clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
         [syn: obscure, befog, becloud, obnubilate, haze
         over, fog, cloud, mist]
      3: billow up in the form of a cloud; "The smoke clouded above
         the houses"
      4: make gloomy or depressed; "Their faces were clouded with
      5: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's
         reputation" [syn: defile, sully, corrupt, taint,
      6: make less clear; "the stroke clouded memories of her youth"
      7: colour with streaks or blotches of different shades [syn:
         mottle, dapple, cloud]
      8: make milky or dull; "The chemical clouded the liquid to which
         it was added"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  238 Moby Thesaurus words for "cloud":
     a mass of, a world of, addle, addle the wits, adumbrate, afterdamp,
     apply to, army, ball up, becloud, bedarken, bedazzle, bedim, befog,
     befuddle, befuddlement, begloom, bemist, besmear, besmirch, bevy,
     bewilder, bewilderment, black, black out, blackdamp, blacken,
     blanket, blind, block, block the light, blot out, blur, bother,
     botheration, breath, brown, bug, bunch, camouflage, canopy,
     cast a shadow, chaos, charm, chokedamp, clabber up, cloak, clothe,
     cloud, cloud over, cloud up, clutter, conceal, confuse, confusion,
     cope, cover, cover up, covey, cowl, crowd, curtain, damp, darken,
     darken over, daze, dazzle, dim, dim out, discolor, discombobulate,
     discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture, discompose,
     discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disguise, disorder,
     disorganization, disorganize, disorient, disorientation, dissemble,
     distract, distract attention from, disturb, disturbance, eclipse,
     effluvium, embarrass, embarrassment, encloud,
     encompass with shadow, enmist, ensconce, enshroud, entangle,
     envelop, exhalation, fetid air, film, firedamp, flatus, flight,
     flock, flocks, fluid, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog,
     frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fume, fuss, gaggle, gloom, gloss over,
     hail, haze, hide, hive, hood, host, jam, jumble, keep under cover,
     large amount, lay on, lay over, legion, lots, malaria, mantle,
     many, mask, masses of, maze, mephitis, mess, miasma, mist, mix up,
     mob, moider, muchness, muddle, muddlement, muddy, muffle,
     multitude, murk, murmuration, nest, nubilate, numbers, obduce,
     obfuscate, obnubilate, obscure, obumbrate, occult, occultate,
     opaque, overcast, overcloud, overlay, overshadow, oversmoke,
     overspread, pack, perplex, perplexity, perturb, perturbation,
     plague, plurality, pother, pucker, puff of smoke, put on, put out,
     puzzle, quantities, quite a few, raise hell, rattle, reek, rout,
     ruck, ruffle, scores, screen, scum, shade, shadow, shield, shoal,
     shroud, shuffle, skein, slur over, smear, smog, smoke, smudge,
     somber, spread over, spring, steam, stew, sully, superimpose,
     superpose, swarm, sweat, swivet, tar, tarnish, throng,
     throw into confusion, tidy sum, tizzy, unsettle, unsettlement,
     upset, vapor, varnish, veil, volatile, watch, water vapor,
     whitewash, worlds of

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  cloud computing
      A loosely defined term for any system providing
     access via the Internet to processing power, storage,
     software or other computing services, often via a web
     browser.  Typically these services will be rented from an
     external company that hosts and manages them.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     The Hebrew so rendered means "a covering," because clouds cover
     the sky. The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as
     indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals (Ex.
     16:10; 33:9; Num. 11:25; 12:5; Job 22:14; Ps. 18:11). A "cloud
     without rain" is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does
     not keep his promise (Prov. 16:15; Isa. 18:4; 25:5; Jude 1:12).
     A cloud is the figure of that which is transitory (Job 30:15;
     Hos. 6:4). A bright cloud is the symbolical seat of the Divine
     presence (Ex.29:42, 43; 1 Kings 8:10; 2 Chr. 5:14; Ezek. 43:4),
     and was called the Shechinah (q.v.). Jehovah came down upon
     Sinai in a cloud (Ex. 19:9); and the cloud filled the court
     around the tabernacle in the wilderness so that Moses could not
     enter it (Ex. 40:34, 35). At the dedication of the temple also
     the cloud "filled the house of the Lord" (1 Kings 8:10). Thus in
     like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as
     coming "in the clouds" (Matt. 17:5; 24:30; Acts 1:9, 11). False
     teachers are likened unto clouds carried about with a tempest (2
     Pet. 2:17). The infirmities of old age, which come one after
     another, are compared by Solomon to "clouds returning after the
     rain" (Eccl. 12:2). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden
     disappearance of threatening clouds from the sky (Isa. 44:22).
       Cloud, the pillar of, was the glory-cloud which indicated
     God's presence leading the ransomed people through the
     wilderness (Ex. 13:22; 33:9, 10). This pillar preceded the
     people as they marched, resting on the ark (Ex. 13:21; 40:36).
     By night it became a pillar of fire (Num. 9:17-23).

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Cloud -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    10268
     Housing Units (2000): 4838
     Land area (2000):     715.633991 sq. miles (1853.483448 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    2.837646 sq. miles (7.349470 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    718.471637 sq. miles (1860.832918 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             39.505567 N, 97.651814 W
      Cloud, KS
      Cloud County
      Cloud County, KS

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