becloud

verb be·cloud \ bi-ˈklau̇d , bē- \

Definition of becloud

beclouded; beclouding; beclouds
1 : to obscure with or as if with a cloud
2 : to prevent clear perception or realization of : muddle
  • prejudices that becloud his judgment

Examples of becloud in a Sentence

  1. don't becloud the discussion by raising unrelated issues

  2. the smog from the city's steel mills was once so oppressive that it beclouded the local landscape even at noon

Recent Examples of becloud from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'becloud.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of becloud

1606

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up becloud? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

very hard to disturb or upset

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet-pasta-spelling-help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!