thundercloud
noun Date: 1697 a cloud charged with electricity and producing lightning and thunder

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Thundercloud — Thun der*cloud , n. A cloud charged with electricity, and producing lightning and thunder. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thundercloud — ► NOUN ▪ a cumulus cloud with a towering or spreading top, charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning …   English terms dictionary

  • thundercloud — [thun′dərkloud΄] n. a storm cloud charged with electricity and producing lightning and thunder …   English World dictionary

  • thundercloud — UK [ˈθʌndə(r)ˌklaʊd] / US [ˈθʌndərˌklaʊd] noun [countable] Word forms thundercloud : singular thundercloud plural thunderclouds a big dark cloud that you see during a storm …   English dictionary

  • thundercloud — [[t]θʌ̱ndə(r)klaʊd[/t]] thunderclouds N COUNT A thundercloud is a large dark cloud that is likely to produce thunder and lightning …   English dictionary

  • thundercloud — /thun deuhr klowd /, n. cumulonimbus. Also, thunderclouds. [1690 1700; THUNDER + CLOUD] * * * …   Universalium

  • thundercloud — noun a) a large, dark cloud, usually a cumulonimbus, charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning; a stormcloud As the ominous thunderclouds of war gather over the Middle East, countries like France and Russia have threatened to… …   Wiktionary

  • thundercloud — Synonyms and related words: Cloudcuckooland, alto cumulus, alto stratus, angry clouds, anvil cloud, banner cloud, billowy cloud, black cat, black clouds, broken mirror, cap cloud, cirro cumulus, cirro fillum, cirro nebula, cirro stratus, cirro… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thundercloud — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun An indication of impending danger or harm: foreboding, forewarning, threat. Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds. See FORESIGHT …   English dictionary for students

  • thundercloud — thun|der|cloud [ˈθʌndəklaud US ər ] n a large dark cloud that you see before or during a storm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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