[kloud-lis] /ˈklaʊd lɪs/
having no clouds; clear:
a cloudless sky.
1590s, from cloud (n.) + -less.
[kloud-lit] /ˈklaʊd lɪt/ noun 1. a small . /ˈklaʊdlɪt/ noun 1. a small cloud n. 1788, from cloud (n.) + diminutive suffix -let.
[kloud] /klaʊd/ noun 1. a visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth’s surface. 2. any similar mass, especially of smoke or dust. 3. a dim or obscure area in something otherwise clear or transparent. 4. a patch or spot differing in color from […]
noun, Informal. 1. a state of perfect happiness (usually in the phrase on cloud nine). n. by 1950, sometimes also cloud seven (1956, perhaps by confusion with seventh heaven), American English, of uncertain origin or significance. Some connect the phrase with the 1895 International Cloud-Atlas (Hildebrandsson, Riggenbach and Teisserenc de Bort), long the basic source […]
- Cloud over
1. Also, cloud up. 2. Become overcast with clouds, as in It’s clouding over now, so it may rain soon, or It was too hot and sunny, but after a while the sky clouded up and we ventured outside. [ Mid-1700s ] 3. Become opaque, misty, or dim, as in I’m sweating so much that […]