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'cloud' - used as a noun
1. any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
2. a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
3. out of touch with reality
his head was in the clouds
4. a cause of worry or gloom or trouble
the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French
5. suspicion affecting your reputation
after that mistake he was under a cloud
6. a group of many insects
a cloud of butterflies

'cloud' - used as a verb
7. make overcast or cloudy
8. make less visible or unclear
The stars are obscured by the clouds
9. billow up in the form of a cloud
The smoke clouded above the houses
10. make gloomy or depressed
Their faces were clouded with sadness
11. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
12. colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
13. make milky or dull
The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added

derived forms
1. Cloud / Plural
clouds
2. Cloud / Past
clouded
3. Cloud / Third Person
clouds
4. Cloud / Present Participle
clouding
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To make one raindrop of water, it takes approximately a million cloud droplets