Cloud Cloud (kloud), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clouding}.] 1. To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded. [1913 Webster]

2. To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen. [1913 Webster]

One day too late, I fear me, noble lord, Hath clouded all thy happy days on earth. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Be not disheartened, then, nor cloud those looks. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Nothing clouds men's minds and impairs their honesty like prejudice. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

3. To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; -- esp. used of reputation or character. [1913 Webster]

I would not be a stander-by to hear My sovereign mistress clouded so, without My present vengeance taken. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn. [1913 Webster]

And the nice conduct of a clouded cane. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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