becloud

  • 1 Becloud — Be*cloud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster] If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 becloud — index blind (obscure), camouflage, confound, cover (conceal), disguise, muddle, obfuscate …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 becloud — (v.) 1590s, from BE (Cf. be ) + CLOUD (Cf. cloud). Figurative sense of to obscure is recorded from 1610s. Related: Beclouded; beclouding …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 becloud — cloud, eclipse, fog, befog, dim, bedim, *obscure, darken, obfuscate Analogous words: *confuse, muddle, addle, befuddle: *puzzle, perplex, distract …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 becloud — [bē kloud′, bikloud′] vt. 1. to cloud over; darken 2. to confuse; muddle …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 becloud — transitive verb Date: 1598 1. to obscure with or as if with a cloud 2. to prevent clear perception or realization of ; muddle < prejudices that becloud his judgment > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 becloud — /bəˈklaʊd/ (say buh klowd), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to darken or obscure with clouds. 2. to make confused: becloud the argument. {be + cloud} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 becloud — v.tr. 1 obscure (becloud the argument). 2 cover with clouds …

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  • 9 becloud — /bi klowd /, v.t. 1. to darken or obscure with clouds. 2. to make confused: Angry words beclouded the issue. [1590 1600; BE + CLOUD] Syn. 2. confuse, obscure, befog, obfuscate, muddle. * * * …

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  • 10 becloud — verb a) cause to become obscure or muddled b) cover or surround with clouds …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 becloud — Synonyms and related words: addle, addle the wits, ball up, bedarken, bedazzle, bedim, befog, befuddle, begloom, bemist, bewilder, black, black out, blacken, blanket, blind, block the light, blot out, blur, bother, brown, bug, camouflage, cast a… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 becloud — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. darken, obscure, cloud, overcast; see confuse , shade 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. confuse, muddle, obfuscate, darken, veil, obscure, shroud, mask, bewilder, make unclear. ANT.: clear up, clarify III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 becloud — be·cloud || bɪ klaÊŠd v. cover with clouds; confuse …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 becloud — verb literary make obscure or muddled …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 becloud — v. a. Dim, bedim, obscure, darken, bedarken, cloud …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 becloud — v 1. cloud up or over, overcast, gray, darken, get dark, blacken; dim, bedim, fade, pale. 2. obscure, befog, eclipse, cloud, overshadow, adumbrate, cast a gloom over, shadow, shade; conceal, hide, screen, veil, shroud, shield, mask, cover,… …

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  • 17 becloud — be·cloud …

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  • 18 becloud — be•cloud [[t]bɪˈklaʊd[/t]] v. t. 1) to darken or obscure with clouds 2) to make confused • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 Beclouded — Becloud Be*cloud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster] If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 Beclouding — Becloud Be*cloud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beclouded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beclouding}.] To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to cloud. [1913 Webster] If thou becloud the sunshine of thine eye. Quarles. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English