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Cloud vs. Nebula

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Cloudnoun

(obsolete) A rock; boulder; a hill.

Nebulanoun

(astronomy) A cloud in outer space consisting of gas or dust (e.g. a cloud formed after a star explodes).

Cloudnoun

A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air.

Nebulanoun

A white spot or slight opacity of the cornea.

Cloudnoun

Any mass of dust, steam or smoke resembling such a mass.

Nebulanoun

A cloudy appearance in the urine

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Cloudnoun

Anything which makes things foggy or gloomy.

Nebulanoun

A faint, cloudlike, self-luminous mass of matter situated beyond the solar system among the stars. The term was originally applied to any diffuse luminous region. Now, technically, it is applied to interstellar clouds of dust and gases (diffuse nebula). However distant galaxies and very distant star clusters often appear like them in the telescope, such as the spiral nebula in Andromeda, known now to be a distant galaxy.

Cloudnoun

(figurative) Anything unsubstantial.

Nebulanoun

A white spot or a slight opacity of the cornea.

Cloudnoun

A dark spot on a lighter material or background.

Nebulanoun

a medicinal liquid preparation intended for use in an atomizer

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Cloudnoun

A group or swarm, especially suspended above the ground or flying.

‘He opened the door and was greeted by a cloud of bats.’;

Nebulanoun

cloudiness of the urine

Cloudnoun

An elliptical shape or symbol whose outline is a series of semicircles, supposed to resemble a cloud.

‘The comic-book character's thoughts appeared in a cloud above his head.’;

Nebulanoun

an immense cloud of gas (mainly hydrogen) and dust in interstellar space

Cloudnoun

The Internet, regarded as an abstract amorphous omnipresent space for processing and storage, the focus of cloud computing.

Nebulanoun

(pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea

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Cloudnoun

(figuratively) A negative or foreboding aspect of something positive: see every cloud has a silver lining or every silver lining has a cloud.

Nebulanoun

a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter.

Cloudnoun

(slang) Crystal methamphetamine.

Nebulanoun

a galaxy.

Cloudnoun

A large, loosely-knitted headscarf worn by women.

Nebulanoun

a clouded spot on the cornea causing defective vision.

Cloudverb

(intransitive) To become foggy or gloomy, or obscured from sight.

‘The glass clouds when you breathe on it.’;

Nebula

A nebula (Latin for 'cloud' or 'fog'; pl. nebulae, nebulæ or nebulas) is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases.

Cloudverb

(transitive) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds.

‘The sky is clouded.’;

Cloudverb

(transitive) To make obscure.

‘All this talk about human rights is clouding the real issue.’;

Cloudverb

(transitive) To make less acute or perceptive.

‘Your emotions are clouding your judgement.’; ‘The tears began to well up and cloud my vision.’;

Cloudverb

(transitive) To make gloomy or sullen.

Cloudverb

(transitive) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish (reputation or character).

Cloudverb

(transitive) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colours.

‘to cloud yarn’;

Cloudverb

(intransitive) To become marked, darkened or variegated in this way.

Cloudnoun

A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.

‘I do set my bow in the cloud.’;

Cloudnoun

A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.

Cloudnoun

A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.

Cloudnoun

That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.

Cloudnoun

A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.

Cloudnoun

A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.

Cloudverb

To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.

Cloudverb

To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.

‘One day too late, I fear me, noble lord,Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth.’; ‘Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks.’; ‘Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty like prejudice.’;

Cloudverb

To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; - esp. used of reputation or character.

‘I would not be a stander-by to hearMy sovereign mistress clouded so, withoutMy present vengeance taken.’;

Cloudverb

To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.

‘And the nice conduct of a clouded cane.’;

Cloudverb

To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; - often used with up.

‘Worthies, away! The scene begins to cloud.’;

Cloudnoun

any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible

Cloudnoun

a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

Cloudnoun

out of touch with reality;

‘his head was in the clouds’;

Cloudnoun

a cause of worry or gloom or trouble;

‘the only cloud on the horizon was the possibility of dissent by the French’;

Cloudnoun

suspicion affecting your reputation;

‘after that mistake he was under a cloud’;

Cloudnoun

a group of many insects;

‘a swarm of insects obscured the light’; ‘a cloud of butterflies’;

Cloudverb

make overcast or cloudy;

‘Fall weather often overcasts our beaches’;

Cloudverb

make less visible or unclear;

‘The stars are obscured by the clouds’;

Cloudverb

billow up in the form of a cloud;

‘The smoke clouded above the houses’;

Cloudverb

make gloomy or depressed;

‘Their faces were clouded with sadness’;

Cloudverb

place under suspicion or cast doubt upon;

‘sully someone's reputation’;

Cloudverb

colour with streaks or blotches of different shades

Cloudverb

make milky or dull;

‘The chemical clouded the liquid to which it was added’;

Cloudnoun

a visible mass of condensed watery vapour floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground

‘the sky was almost free of cloud’; ‘the sun had disappeared behind a cloud’;

Cloudnoun

an indistinct or billowing mass, especially of smoke or dust

‘a cloud of dust’;

Cloudnoun

a large number of insects or birds moving together

‘clouds of orange butterflies’;

Cloudnoun

an opaque patch within a transparent substance.

Cloudnoun

used to refer to a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry

‘the dark clouds of a major recession’; ‘a black cloud hung over their lives’; ‘the only cloud on the immediate horizon is raising a mortgage’;

Cloudnoun

a frowning or depressed look

‘a cloud passed over Jessica's face’;

Cloudnoun

a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet and used to store, manage, and process data in place of local servers or personal computers

‘once you are logged in to your cloud storage space, you can upload files to it and share them with others’; ‘there's a rich, complex, shared data store in the cloud’;

Cloudverb

(of the sky) become overcast or gloomy

‘the blue skies clouded over abruptly’;

Cloudverb

darken (the sky) with cloud

‘the western sky was still clouded’;

Cloudverb

make or become less clear or transparent

‘blood pumped out, clouding the water’; ‘her eyes clouded with tears’;

Cloudverb

make (a matter or mental process) unclear or uncertain

‘don't allow your personal feelings to cloud your judgement’;

Cloudverb

spoil (something)

‘the general election was clouded by violence’;

Cloudverb

(of someone's face or eyes) show an emotion such as worry, sorrow, or anger

‘his expression clouded over’;

Cloudverb

(of an emotion such as worry, sorrow, or anger) show in (someone's face)

‘suspicion clouded her face’;

Cloud

In meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol consisting of a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or other particles suspended in the atmosphere of a planetary body or similar space. Water or various other chemicals may compose the droplets and crystals.

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