cloud


cloud
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noun
1 mass of very small drops of water in the sky
ADJECTIVE
dense, heavy, thick
light
fluffy, puffy (esp. AmE), wispy (esp. AmE)
cirrus, cumulonimbus, cumulus, etc.
high, low
broken, scattered

skies of broken cloud

fast-moving, scudding (literary)
black, dark, grey/gray, white
rain, storm, thunder

Rain clouds were looming on the horizon.

ominous, threatening
… OF CLOUD
band, bank, blanket, layer, mass, wisp

a layer of high cloud

VERB + CLOUD
seed (= to place a substance in a cloud to make it produce rain)
CLOUD + VERB
form, gather, mass

Dark clouds were gathering in the west.

cover sth, envelop sth, obscure sth
break, clear, disperse, lift, part

The clouds broke a little, and the sun came out.

drift, float, hang, hover, loom, move, pass, race, roll, scud (literary), swirl

Thick cloud hung over the moor.

A cloud passed over the sun.

White clouds scudded across the sky.

CLOUD + NOUN
bank, cover, layer

The cloud cover is quite dense today.

formation
PREPOSITION
above the clouds, below the clouds

We were flying above the clouds.

through the clouds

She could see the sun through the clouds.

PHRASES
a break in the cloud, a break in the clouds
2 mass of smoke, dust, etc.
ADJECTIVE
great, huge

a great cloud of black smoke

dense, thick
billowing, swirling
mushroom

the mushroom cloud from a nuclear bomb

dust, gas, radioactive, smoke
VERB + CLOUD
create, form

The wind blew across the beach, forming clouds of sand.

belch, release
PREPOSITION
cloud of

a thick cloud of steam

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verb
Cloud is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑eye, ↑face, ↑tear
Cloud is used with these nouns as the object: ↑judgement, ↑mind, ↑vision

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