Definitions
cloud nine Tweet Definition of cloud nine Like Definition of cloud nine on Facebook
noun 
  1. (idiom) a state of happiness, elation or bliss; often used in the phrase on cloud nine.
He was on for days after she agreed to marry him.
Translations: 
  • French: septième Ciel
  • German: Wolke sieben
  • Italian: settimo cielo
  • Spanish: séptimo cielo
Etymology: The popular etymology references the 1896 edition of the International Cloud Atlas which defined ten types of cloud. The ninth cloud was the cumulo-nimbus rising to a height of 10 km, which is the highest a cloud can be. There is, however, no evidence for this.The 1960 print of the Dictionary of American Slang (Wentworth & Flexner) includes "cloud seven", the usage of which seems to predate "cloud nine" by a few years. Other etymolgies reference Buddhist or Christian lore, and even Dante"s Divine Comedy, but again there are no reasons to prefer these versions.


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for cloud nine for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.