A high-altitude cloud composed of feathery white patches or bands of ice crystals. Cirrus clouds generally form between 6,100 and 12,200 m (20,000 and 40,000 ft).
A film or layer of discoloration on a metal surface caused by corrosion or oxidation.
The definition of a nebula is a cloud of gas and dust in outer space.
The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
(Meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type appearing as a whitish veil, usually fibrous but sometimes smooth, which may totally cover the sky and which often produces halo phenomena, either partially or completely. Sometimes a banded aspect may appear, but the intervals between the bands are filled with thinner cloud veil. The edge of the veil of cirrostratus may be straight and clean-cut, but more often it is irregular and fringed with cirrus. Some of the ice crystals that comprise the cloud are large enough to fall and thereby produce a fibrous aspect. Cirrostratus occasionally may be so thin and transparent as to render it almost indiscernible, especially through haze or at night. At such times, the existence of a halo may be the only revealing feature, such as producing a halo around the moon. Abbreviated: Cs.
(Physics, meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type appearing as a thin, white patch of cloud without shadows, composed of very small droplets in the form of grains or ripples. The elements may be merged or separate, and more or less regularly arranged; they subtend an angle of less than 1° when observed at an angle of more than 30° above the horizon. Holes or rifts often occur in a sheet of cirrocumulus. Abbreviated Cc.
The type of gray or bluish cloud found at intermediate altitudes and consisting of a thick, dense, extensive layer of ice crystals and water droplets: may cause light precipitation
(Physics, meteorology) A principal medium-level cloud type, white and/or gray in color, which occurs as a layer or patch with a waved aspect, the elements of which appear as laminae, rounded masses, or rolls. These elements usually are sharply outlined, but they may become partly fibrous or diffuse; they may or may not be merged; they generally have shadowed parts; and, by convection, when observed at an angle of more than 30° above the horizon, subtend an angle between 1 degrees and 5 degrees. (Abbreviated Ac.)
A state of melancholy or depression; despondency.
A low-altitude cloud formation consisting of a horizontal layer of gray clouds.
The definition of a blemish is a flaw in something otherwise perfect or complete.
The type of bright, billowy cloud with a dark, flat base, that develops vertically through all cloud levels and consists mostly of water droplets
A spot or blot; a splotch.
A nearby or adjoining region; vicinity:
A discoloration, streak, or spot resulting from staining
A mistake; an error:
A stain or blot.
An overspreading covering, as of dark clouds or black smoke, that cloaks or obscures in a gloomy, depressing way
Any cloudy or imperceptible exhalation, as smoke or noxious fumes
Mortal remains disintegrated or thought of as disintegrating to earth or dust
Any vapor, fume, mist, etc. resembling smoke
(Uncountable) A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
A short sibilant sound produced by a puff.
Any piece of cloth used as a concealing or separating screen or curtain
The definition of frost is the icy crystals on things that are frozen, a temperature low enough to freeze or the state of being frozen.
A thin covering or coating:
The definition of a rack is something used to display or hold things.
A cloudiness or film before the eyes, dimming or blurring the vision
A large but nonspecific amount or number:
Any large number of social insects moving in a group
A group of 20 items.
A large quantity, mass, or crowd
An indiscriminate or loosely associated group of things:
An individual, esp. an embryo, into which a graft is inserted
(Informal) A group of people having something in common; set; clique
An army means a lot of something.
To be covered with fog.
To cloud over; darken
To conceal from view; hide
Taint is defined as to make something decay or cause it to be impure.
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
To cover or become covered with spots, as of a different color
To be, by comparison, more significant or important than
To render indistinct or dim; darken:
To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
Blur means to smudge or make something indistinct or hazy.
To blur; dim.
To hide or screen with or as with a shadow
To sow seed.
Screen is defined as to show, examine or separate.
To cut off from sight; cover up:
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
To overlay or spread with something:
To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
The definition of befuddle means to confuse someone or to make something difficult to understand.
To splash, spot, or soil with such drops or blobs
To enrich with soil or muck; to manure.
To have a substance smeared on (a surface).
To stain or tarnish with dishonor.
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To spatter, as with mud or slander; soil or sully by spattering
To stain; sully:
To smear over; bedaub; soil
To make filthy; dirty; soil
A large group of soldiers; army
A large number of persons or things, esp. when gathered together or considered as a unit; host, myriad, etc.
Any wandering tribe or group
A number of cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. driven or moving along as a group; flock; herd
A low-altitude, often patchy cloud occurring in extensive horizontal layers with distinct, rounded tops.
(Psychology) A bleeding spot on the skin considered to be a manifestation of conversion disorder.
Any rain-producing cloud
The type of extensive gray cloud that obscures the sun, found at low altitudes and consisting of dense, dark layers of water droplets, rain, or snow
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
Unveil is to take off a covering in order to reveal or show something.
In a clear manner; so as to be clear
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