AskDefine | Define stratus

Dictionary Definition

stratus n : a large dark low cloud [syn: stratus cloud] [also: strati (pl)]

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  1. A principal, low-level cloud type in the form of a gray layer with a rather uniform base, usually not associated with precipitation, and capable of producing corona phenomena and a weak, uniform luminance; abbreviated St.


  • CJKV Characters:
  • Russian: слоистая
  • Spanish: estrato

Extensive Definition

Stratus may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cloudcuckooland, alto-cumulus, alto-stratus, anvil cloud, banner cloud, billowy cloud, cap cloud, cirro-cumulus, cirro-fillum, cirro-nebula, cirro-stratus, cirro-velum, cirrus, cirrus cloud, cirrus haze, cirrus stripe, cloud, cloud band, cloud bank, cloud drift, cloud mass, cloud street, cloudland, cloudling, cloudscape, cocktail, cottony cloud, cumulo-cirro-stratus, cumulo-cirrus, cumulo-nimbus, cumulo-stratus, cumulus, cumulus cloud, curl cloud, fleecy cloud, fractocumulus, high fog, mackerel sky, mammatocumulus, mushroom cloud, nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud, scud, snail cloud, squall cloud, storm cloud, strato-cumulus, stratus cloud, thundercloud, thunderhead, water carrier, woolpack
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