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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.
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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]
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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)]
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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.
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White clouds that have a cotton wool-like appearance, usually formed at 2–3 mi (3–5km) as warm air rises.
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|Noun||1.||cumulus - a globular cloud |
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 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
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
woodpile - a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
stockpile - a storage pile accumulated for future use
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cumulus[ˈkjuːmələs] N (cumuli (pl)) [ˈkjuːmjʊlaɪ] → cúmulo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
cumulus[ˈkjuːmjʊləs] n (= cloud) → cumulus m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Kumulus m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
cumulus[ˈkjuːmjələs] n → cumulo
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