(1)   A group of many insects
"A swarm of insects obscured the light"
"A cloud of butterflies"
(2)   A visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
(3)   Any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
(4)   Out of touch with reality
"His head was in the clouds"
(5)   Suspicion affecting your reputation
"After that mistake he was under a cloud"
(6)   A cause of worry or gloom or trouble
"The only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French"


(7)   Make milky or dull
"The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added"
(8)   Colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
(9)   Place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"Sully someone's reputation"
(10)   Make gloomy or depressed
"Their faces were clouded with sadness"
(11)   Billow up in the form of a cloud
"The smoke clouded above the houses"
(12)   Make less visible or unclear
"The stars are obscured by the clouds"
(13)   Make overcast or cloudy
"Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"


  1. A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air.
  2. Any mass of dust, steam or smoke resembling such a mass.
  3. Anything which makes things foggy or gloomy.
  4. A group or swarm, especially suspended above the ground or flying.
    He opened the door and was greeted by a cloud of bats.
  5. An elliptical shape or symbol whose outline is a series of semicircles, supposed to resemble a cloud.
    The comic-book character's thoughts appeared in a cloud above his head.
  6. The Internet, regarded as an amorphous omnipresent space for processing and storage, the focus of cloud computing.

Related terms


  1. To become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight.
  2. To make obscure (e.g. to cloud the issue).