Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To free from clouds; unveil; clear from obscurity, gloom, sadness, dullness, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To free from clouds; to unvail; to clear from obscurity, gloom, sorrow, or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To free from clouds or obscurity.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ cloud

Examples

  • A mustard yellow-pea green sky for a baby shower? with uncloud like blobs.

    Back to Basics

  • That's why we turn to the courts, to uncloud things.

    Charles Karel Bouley: Glad I Was Wrong Mr. Newsom

  • He glanced meaningfully at Neysa, hoping the drug had worn off enough to uncloud her mind.

    Split Infinity

  • He glanced meaningfully at Neysa, hoping the drug had worn off enough to uncloud her mind.

    Split Infinity

  • The state of torpor she had been living in -- for to stifle remorse she had been drinking heavily on the quiet -- now began to wear off, and her brain to uncloud itself; and

    A Mummer's Wife

  • She took up her Bible and read several chapters, which she fancied would uncloud her mind; but in vain.

    Beulah

  • And she needed not to see him walk the room for three minutes to know that Michigan agencies had done nothing to lighten his brow, or uncloud his character.

    Queechy

  • And she needed not to see him walk the room for three minutes to know that Michigan agencies had done nothing to lighten his brow, or uncloud his character.

    Queechy, Volume II

  • And she needed not to see him walk the room for three minutes to know that Michigan agencies had done nothing to lighten his brow or uncloud his character.

    Queechy

  • The policy of regime change resulted in incoherence, the “cloudiness” initially mentioned by Limbert, in relations with Iran — 1) we missed opportunites to uncloud these relations and 2) most important, there were ambiguities about our objectives that allowed Iran to proceed with its own ambiguous program developing nuclear capabilities.

    Talking with Tehran (part II of Experts on the Expected)

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  • These definitions for uncloud are similar, but it's fun to look at the differences:

    Century Dictionary (1 definition)

    1. To free from clouds; unveil; clear from obscurity, gloom, sadness, dullness, or the like.

    GNU Webster's 1913 (1 definition)

    –verb-transitive

    1. To free from clouds; to unvail; to clear from obscurity, gloom, sorrow, or the like.

    September 3, 2010