Definition of Cumulus

1. Noun. A globular cloud.

Exact synonyms: Cumulus Cloud
Specialized synonyms: Altocumulus, Altocumulus Cloud, Thunderhead
Generic synonyms: Cloud



2. Noun. A collection of objects laid on top of each other.

Definition of Cumulus

1. n. One of the four principal forms of clouds. SeeCloud.

Definition of Cumulus

1. Noun. A large white puffy cloud that develops through convection. On a hot, humid day, they can form towers and even become cumulonimbus clouds. ¹

2. Noun. A mound or heap. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cumulus

1. a type of cloud [n -LI] : CUMULOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Cumulus

1. A collection or heap of cells. Origin: L. A heap (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumulus

cumulatively
cumulativeness
cumulene
cumulenes
cumulenic
cumuli
cumuliform
cumulogranite
cumulonimbi
cumulonimbus
cumulonimbus cloud
cumulonimbuses
cumulose
cumulostratus
cumulous
cumulus (current term)
cumulus cloud
cumulus oophorus
cumulus ovaricus
cumwhore
cumwhores
cumyl
cumylic
cumyls
cunabula
cunctation
cunctations
cunctative
cunctator
cunctators

Literary usage of Cumulus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1903)
"Formation of cumulus Cloud.—Mr. WH Dines, in a letter to ... A large and well-defined cumulus cloud then passed over, and the angular elevation of the kite ..."

2. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"13, a, where a thin stripe of cloud seems to cross a well-formed cumulus. This is a foreshortened view of a cumulus (6), and a degraded patch of cloud (c). ..."

3. Elements of Meteorology, with Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1869)
"CIRRO-cumulus. It not unfrequently happens, that the heavens appear as if sown with little round masses of clouds, lying near to each other, but perfectly ..."

4. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1878)
"Strictly speaking, it should be "inverted" pyramid cumulus, as the point or ... Like the ordinary electric cumulus,* the pyramid cumulus sometimes rises to ..."

5. A Treatise on Meteorology: With a Collection of Meteorological Tables by Elias Loomis (1872)
"cumulus.—The cumulus cloud usually consists of a hemispherical or convex mass, ... In fair weather the cumulus often forms a few hours after sunrise, ..."

6. Meteorology, Weather, and Methods of Forecasting, Description of by Thomas Russell (1895)
"This is like cirro-cumulus, but composed of larger bunches of cloud. ... Strato-cumulus. — This form is composed of great masses of dark cloud often ..."

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