aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole(noun)
an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring(noun)
a toroidal shape
"a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"
a circle of light around the sun or moon
A circular band of coloured light, visible around the sun or moon etc., caused by reflection and refraction of light by ice crystals in the atmosphere.
A cloud of gas and other matter surrounding and captured by the gravitational field of a large diffuse astronomical object, such as a galaxy or cluster of galaxies.
Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.
nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.
The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.
To encircle with a halo.
a luminous circle, usually prismatically colored, round the sun or moon, and supposed to be caused by the refraction of light through crystals of ice in the atmosphere. Connected with halos there are often white bands, crosses, or arches, resulting from the same atmospheric conditions
a circle of light; especially, the bright ring represented in painting as surrounding the heads of saints and other holy persons; a glory; a nimbus
an ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object
a colored circle around a nipple; an areola
to form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo
Origin: [L. halos, acc. halo, Gr. "a`lws a thrashing floor, also (from its round shape) the disk of the sun or moon, and later a halo round it; cf. Gr. e'ily`ein to enfold, 'ely`ein to roll round, L. volvere, and E. voluble.]
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Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hā′lō, n. a luminous circle round the sun or moon, due to the presence of ice-crystals in the air: (paint.) the bright ring round the heads of saints, hence any ideal or sentimental glory attaching to a thing:—pl. Halos (hā′lōz).—v.t. to surround with a halo.—n. Hal′oscope, an instrument exhibiting the phenomena connected with halos, parhelia, &c. [L. halos—Gr. halōs, threshing-floor.]
The numerical value of Halo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Halo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
Personally I'm not a big fan of the halo, i think it's an inelegant solution to the problem that it's trying to deal with.
A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.
This discovery implies hundreds of faint dwarf satellites waiting to be discovered in the halo of the Milky Way, how many satellites are indeed there and what properties they have, will give us an important clue of understanding how the Milky Way formed and how dark matter contributed to it.
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Translations for Halo
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- halo, svatozářCzech
- halo, glorieDanish
- Heiligenschein, HaloGerman
- άλως, φωτοστέφανοGreek
- nimbo, halooEsperanto
- nimbo, haloSpanish
- شایورد, شاهورد, هاله, هاله نور, طوق ماه, شادوردPersian
- halo, sädekehä, kehäFinnish
- nimbe, halo, auréoleFrench
- fàinne-solaisScottish Gaelic
- aureola, alone, nimboItalian
- 輪っか, 円光, 暈Japanese
- āwheo, amaiaMāori
- aureool, voorzien, aura, haloDutch
- glorie, haloNorwegian Nynorsk
- glorie, haloNorwegian
- bináʼástłééʼNavajo, Navaho
- aureola, haloPolish
- aureolar, auréola, halo, nimboPortuguese
- nimb, aureolăRomanian
- нимб, ореол, галоRussian
- oreol, ореол, nimbus, нимбусSerbo-Croatian
- gloria, halo, auraSwedish
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