Synonyms of cloud
1 mistDictionary • The sun was almost entirely obscured by cloud.
mist • Thick mist made flying impossible.
fog • The crash happened in thick fog.
haze • Dan smiled at him through a haze of smoke and steaming coffee.
obscurity • the vast branches vanished into deep indigo obscurity above my head
vapour • a cloud of poisonous vapour
darkness • The room was plunged into darkness.
gloom • the gloom of a foggy November morning
2 billowDictionary • The hens darted away on all sides, raising a cloud of dust.
billow • billows of almost solid black smoke
3 swarmDictionary • He was surrounded by a cloud of buzzing flies.
swarm • A swarm of people encircled the hotel.
host • A host of stars from British stage and screen attended the awards ceremony.
crowd • It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
flock • his flock of advisors
horde • A horde of people was screaming for tickets.
multitude • the multitudes that surround the Pope
throng • An official pushed through the throng.
1 confuseDictionary • Perhaps anger has clouded his vision.
confuse • His critics accused him of trying to confuse the issue.
obscure • the jargon that frequently obscures legal documents
muddle • Don't talk all at once, you're muddling me.
2 darkenDictionary • The sky clouded and a light rain began to fall.
darken • A storm darkened the sky.
dim • The dusk sky dims to a chilly indigo.
obscure • The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
shadow • The hood shadowed her face.
shade • a health resort whose beaches are shaded by palm trees
eclipse • The sun was eclipsed by the moon.
veil • Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
obfuscate (formal) • They are deliberately obfuscating the issue.
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billowA billow of smoke or dust is a large mass of it rising slowly into the air.
• billows of almost solid black smoke
• His critics accused him of trying to confuse the issue.
crowdA crowd is a large group of people who have gathered together, for example to watch or listen to something interesting, or to protest about something.
• It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
Thesaurus for cloud from the Collins English Thesaurus
a mass of water or ice particles visible in the sky, usually white or grey, from which rain or snow falls when the particles coagulate