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"cloud" in British English

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cloudnoun

uk   /klaʊd/ us   /klaʊd/
  • cloud noun (IN SKY)

A2 [C] UK also cloud [U] a grey or white mass in the sky, made up of very small floating drops of water: Do you think those are rain clouds on the horizon? The sky was a perfect blue - not a cloud in sight. Dark clouds massed on the horizon.UK There was so much cloud, we couldn't see anything.

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cloudverb

uk   /klaʊd/ us   /klaʊd/
(Definition of cloud from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cloudnoun [C/U]

us   /klɑʊd/
a white or gray mass of very small drops of water or ice that float in the sky: [C] Those dark clouds look like we’re going to get some rain.
A cloud is also a mass of something, such as dust or smoke, that moves together: The distant cloud of dust in the valley announced the approach of a car.
A cloud is also something which causes sadness or fear: [C] After the diagnosis of cancer, she lived under a cloud.

cloudverb [T]

us   /klɑʊd/
to fill with clouds or with something that looks like a cloud: [T] Smoke clouded the sky.
If something clouds a situation or feeling, it makes it less clear: The fact that Jack was an old friend clouded her judgment.
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(Definition of cloud from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“cloud” in American English

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