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Definition of "cloud" []

  • A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level. (noun)
  • A mass, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or in outer space. (noun)
  • A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm: a cloud of locusts. (noun)
  • Something that darkens or fills with gloom. (noun)
  • A dark region or blemish, as on a polished stone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cloud" in a sentence
  • "Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison has made fun of online software in the past, saying a few years ago that companies that sell online software don't earn any money and dismissing the term "cloud computing" as "gibberish.""
  • "Hackers from the criminal world and state-sponsored intelligence communities were just as active before the term "cloud computing" was popularised as they are now."
  • "In Old Norse Klakkr means both cloud and rock; nay, the English word cloud itself has been identified with the Anglo-Saxon clûd, rock."