cloud

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. haze (see cloudiness, obscurity); flight (see assemblage).
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Fog at a distance from the earth]
Syn. haze, mist, rack, fogginess, haziness, film, puff, billow, frost, nebula, nebulosity, vapor, veil, cloud cover, cloudiness, overcast, pall.
Types of clouds include: cirrus, cumulus, stratus, nimbus, cirrocumulus, cirrostratus, altostratus, altocumulus, cumulonimbus, stratocumulus, nimbostratus; woolpack*, scud*, meteor*, curl-cloud*, mare's tail*, colt's tail*, cat's tail*, mackerel sky*, thunderhead*, sheep*.
2. [Any nebulous mass]
Syn. smoke, dust, vapor, dimness; see sense 1, darkness 1 , fog 1 .
3. [Anything ominous]
Syn. pall, spot, fault, blemish, dark spot, stain, shadow, flaw, blotch, obscurity, gloom; see also warning .
in the clouds,
Syn. fanciful, fantastic, lost in reverie; see absent-minded , impractical , visionary 1 .
under a cloud,
Syn.
4. suspect, dubious, under suspicion, in disgrace; see disgraced , suspicious 2 .
5. depressed, worried, sad; see troubled 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
vapor, mist, fog, haze, steam, puff, veil, billow, overcast, gloom, nebula. The only birds that never sleep.''—Victor Hugo.
WORD FIND
aircraft trail: contrail
boiling, billowing or breastlike, severe thunderstorm: mammatocumulus
bulging: billowing
cauliflowerlike, fair-weather cloud: cumulus, stratocumulus
circle around sun or moon: halo
continuous, layered, low: stratus
descriptive: buttermilk sky
feathery tuft: cirrus, mare’s tail
fleecy cumulus cloud: woolpack, sheep, altocumulus
gray, thick and shapeless rain cloud: nimbostratus
horsetail-like cirrus cloud: mare’s tail
mass broken off by wind: rack
rain-producing: nimbus
referring to: nubilous
ripples or bands: cirrocumulus, mackeral sky
study of: nephology
swift-moving, dark storm patch: scud
thunder and lightning: thunderhead
thunderhead’s anvil-shaped top: incus
veils, thin and white, covering most of sky: cirrostratus
wisp trailing from rain cloud: virga
see fog, rain
II
v.
befog, darken, obscure, veil, dim, cloak, blind, muddle.
ANT.: clear, illuminate
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun A very large number of things grouped together: army, crowd, drove, flock, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, ruck1, score (used in plural), swarm, throng. See BIG, GROUP. II verb 1. To make dim or indistinct: becloud, bedim, befog, blear, blur, dim, dull, eclipse, fog, gloom, mist, obfuscate, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadow. See CLEAR. 2. To contaminate the reputation of: befoul, besmear, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, denigrate, dirty, smear, smudge, smut, soil, spatter, stain, sully, taint, tarnish. Idioms: give a black eye to, sling (or throw) mud on. See ATTACK, CLEAN.

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