Definition of Cumulus cloud
1. Noun. A globular cloud.
Specialized synonyms: Altocumulus, Altocumulus Cloud, Thunderhead
Generic synonyms: Cloud
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cumulus Cloud
Literary usage of Cumulus cloud
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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"The cumulus cloud forms from below. The invisible vapour of the lower ... The cumulus cloud is ever changing in form. Cumulating from a level base, ..."
2. 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 ..."
3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"When through energetic upward movement the cumulus cloud rises to even ... If one considers the disappearance of the lower part of the cumulus cloud to be ..."
4. Elementary Meteorology by William Morris Davis (1894)
"The flat layer clouds of sunset are often the remains of outspreading clouds formed in this way. If the cumulus cloud rises into damp upper air, ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"There are many special varieties and forms of cumulus cloud. Alto-cumulus (A. Cu.).— Dense fleecy cloud. Larger whitish or grayish balls with shaded ..."
6. Landscape in Art Before Claude and Salvator by Josiah Gilbert (1885)
"By far the most imaginative in idea and successful in execution, though small and unimportant in itself, is some cumulus cloud (Fig. ..."
7. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"Hence the reason why lightning seldom occurs except in connection with a cumulus cloud is understandable and obvious. It is simply because the electrifying ..."