Definition of Stratus

1. Noun. A large dark low cloud.

Exact synonyms: Stratus Cloud
Specialized synonyms: Altostratus, Altostratus Cloud
Generic synonyms: Cloud



Definition of Stratus

1. n. A form of clouds in which they are arranged in a horizontal band or layer. See Cloud.

Definition of Stratus

1. Noun. (meteorology) A principal, low-level cloud type in the form of a gray layer with a rather uniform base, usually not associated with precipitation, and capable of producing corona phenomena and a weak, uniform luminance; abbreviated '''''S'''t''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stratus

1. a type of cloud [n -TI]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stratus

stratospherically
stratotype
stratotypes
stratous
stratovolcanic
stratovolcano
stratovolcanoes
stratovolcanos
stratum
stratum basale
stratum corneum
stratum germinativum
stratum granulosum
stratum lucidum
stratums
stratus (current term)
stratus cloud
stratus fractus
straucht
strauchts
straught
straughts
straunge
stravage
stravaged
stravages
stravaging
stravaig
stravaige
stravaiged

Literary usage of Stratus

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

1. Weather: A Popular Exposition of the Nature of Weather Changes from Day to Day by Ralph Abercromby (1887)
"stratus. We now come to the second variety of clouds, to which the name of stratus is applied, because it always lies in a thin horizontal ..."

2. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"Cirro-stratus, or vane-cloud, consists of long, thin, horizontal clouds, with bent, or undulated edges. It often resembles shoals of fish, or has a barred ..."

3. Cloud Studies by Arthur William Clayden (1905)
"which is partly hidden behind some dark patches of broken alto-stratus ... A lower and coarser form of the spotted alto- stratus is shown in Plate 31, ..."

4. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1851)
"CUMULO-stratus. The variety of cloud to which this name is given, combines the characteristics of the cumulus and stratus. Its base consists of a horizontal ..."

5. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1851)
"CUMULO-stratus. The variety of cloud to which this name is given, combines the characteristics of the cumulus and stratus. Its base consists of a horizontal ..."

6. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination :designed for by John Brocklesby (1850)
"CUMULO-stratus. The variety of cloud to which this name is given, combines the characteristics of the cumulus and stratus. Its base consists of a horizontal ..."

7. Elements of Meteorology: With Questions for Examination, Designed for by John Brocklesby (1859)
"CUMULO-stratus. The variety of cloud to which this name is given, combines the characteristics of the cumulus and stratus. Its base consists of a horizontal ..."

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