Character 5
Hyphenation cloud
Pronunciations /klaʊd/

Definitions and meanings of "Cloud"

What do we mean by 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 of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space. noun

A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm. noun

A collection of particles or other small entities. noun

An opaque mass of particles suspended in water. noun

A dark region or blemish, as on a polished stone. noun

A state or cause of sadness, worry, or anger. noun

A state or cause of confusion or misunderstanding. noun

A state or cause of suspicion or disgrace. noun

A large area of coordinated wireless Internet service. noun

The collection of data and services available through the Internet. noun

To cover or obscure with clouds. intransitive verb

To darken, obscure, or make less transparent. intransitive verb

To make sorrowful, troubled, or angry. intransitive verb

To cause to appear sorrowful, troubled, or angry. intransitive verb

A rock; boulder; a hill.

A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air.

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

Anything which makes things foggy or gloomy.

Anything unsubstantial.

A dark spot on a lighter material or background.

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

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

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

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

Crystal methamphetamine.

A large, loosely-knitted headscarf worn by women.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Cloud

The word "cloud" in example sentences

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." ❋ Ben Worthen (2012)

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. ❋ Unknown (2011)

In Old Norse Klakkr means both cloud and rock; nay, the English word cloud itself has been identified with the Anglo-Saxon clûd, rock. ❋ Unknown (1872)

You hear the term cloud computing and things of that nature all the time. ❋ Unknown (2009)

In the full fiscal year since Salesforce started using the term cloud computing, its revenue grew 44%. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Just one little quibble- I think the label cloud slightly dwarfs the main bit..... but maybe that's something one will get used to. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Second, check out the label cloud below the archive. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Dell Inc. applied to trademark the term cloud computing last year. ❋ Unknown (2009)

You should consider moving the 'About BBBC' and 'Contact Us' to the top of the right-hand column instead of the label cloud,it's more logical that way new comers who wish to see what's it all about etc. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Dell has applied for a trademark on the term cloud computing. ❋ Glyn Moody (2008)

To get the label cloud PHP, see Where the Magic Lives. ❋ Unknown (2007)

There was no sun on all this now, but a beautiful light under the rain cloud from the distant horizon. ❋ Unknown (1864)

The word cloud at the bottom the words most often associated with Tweets about the candidates. ❋ Unknown (2012)

The phrase cloud computing brings to mind for me the feeling of stretching out on a hillside on a summer day while my sons pointed out the animals and shapes they saw in the clouds above. ❋ Rosemary Caperton (2011)

Despite cloud computing being one of the most talked about topics in IT and business, there is still some uncertainty within the manufacturing industry around when and how it should be used, as well as what is actually meant by the term 'cloud'.

The company has high hopes for its smartphone partnership with Nokia, tablets running the future Windows 8 operating system, and the hosted software and services business that goes by the moniker "cloud computing." ❋ Unknown (2011)

A tiered subscription model is obviously a great fit for SaaS, but the fact that Oracle puts the PaaS side of their cloud offering in this same boat is not only surprising, but it makes me question the use of the term "cloud" in relation to it. ❋ Jon Stokes (2011)

Tweetsheet free: This very cool Web tool from Vizify pulls together an instant infographic of your personal Twitter universe: retweet info, geographic impact, best followers, a word cloud of your tweets and more. ❋ Unknown (2012)

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