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cu·mu·lus

 (kyo͞om′yə-ləs)
n. pl. cu·mu·li (-lī′)
1. A dense, white, fluffy, flat-based cloud with a multiple rounded top and a well-defined outline, usually formed by the ascent of thermally unstable air masses.
2. A pile, mound, or heap.

[Latin, heap; see keuə- in Indo-European roots.]

cumulus

(ˈkjuːmjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. (Physical Geography) a bulbous or billowing white or dark grey cloud associated with rising air currents. Compare cirrus1, stratus
2. (Biology) histology the mass of cells surrounding a recently ovulated egg cell in a Graafian follicle
[C17: from Latin: mass]

cu•mu•lus

(ˈkyu myə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
1. a cloud of a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds, or towers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower.
2. a heap; pile.
[1650–60; < New Latin (Latin: mass, pile)]

cu·mu·lus

(kyo͞om′yə-ləs)
A white, fluffy cloud often having a flat base. Cumulus clouds form at lower levels of the atmosphere and are generally associated with fair weather. However, large cumulus clouds that billow to higher levels can produce rain showers.

cumulus

White clouds that have a cotton wool-like appearance, usually formed at 2–3 mi (3–5km) as warm air rises.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cumulus - a globular cloudcumulus - a globular cloud      
altocumulus, altocumulus cloud - a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
thunderhead - a rounded projecting mass of a cumulus cloud with shining edges; often appears before a thunderstorm
2.cumulus - a collection of objects laid on top of each othercumulus - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
compost heap, compost pile - a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
muckheap, muckhill, dunghill, midden - a heap of dung or refuse
scrapheap - pile of discarded metal
shock - a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
slagheap - pile of waste matter from coal mining etc
stack - an orderly pile
funeral pyre, pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
woodpile - a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
stockpile - a storage pile accumulated for future use

cumulus

noun
A group of things gathered haphazardly:
Translations

cumulus

[ˈkjuːmələs] N (cumuli (pl)) [ˈkjuːmjʊlaɪ]cúmulo m

cumulus

[ˈkjuːmjʊləs] n (= cloud) → cumulus m

cumulus

nKumulus m

cumulus

[ˈkjuːmjələs] ncumulo
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