Definitions for haloˈheɪ loʊ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ha•loˈheɪ loʊ(n.)(pl.)-los, -loes
Ref: Also called nimbus.
something suggesting such a light or shape.
Ref: nimbus (def. 2). 2
any of a variety of bright circles or arcs centered on the sun or moon, caused by the refraction or reflection of light by ice crystals suspended in the earth's atmosphere
Ref: (disting. from corona 1 1 2 ).
(v.t.)to surround with a halo.
(v.i.)to form a halo.
Origin of halo:
1555–65; < L, acc. of halōs circle round sun or moon < Gk hálōs orig., disk, threshing floor
a combining form meaning “salt” (halophyte), “halogen” (halothane).
Origin of halo-:
< Gk, comb. form of háls salt
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
Translations for halo
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a ring of light round the sun or moon.
- ligkrans, haloAfrikaans
- هالَة الشَّمس أو القَمَرArabic
- haloPortuguese (BR)
- světelný kruh kolem slunce nebo měsíceCzech
- der HofGerman
- korona; lysringDanish
- άλως (γύρω από το φεγγάρι)Greek
- आभा मण्डलHindi
- kolut oko Sunca i MjesecaCroatian
- (nap)gyűrű; fényudvarHungarian
- lingkaran cahayaIndonesian
- (해, 달의 주위에 나타나는) 무리Korean
- ratilas (aplink saulę ar mėnulį)Lithuanian
- (Saules, Mēness) apdārzsLatvian
- otoczka, pierścieńPolish
- شپول ( دسپوږمۍلمر)، تربل ( تلبر )، هالهPashto
- halo, kruh (okolo Slnka alebo Mesiaca)Slovak
- sol-, mångårdSwedish
- hale, aylaTurkish
- 日月的光環Chinese (Trad.)
- гало; сяючий кругUkrainian
- ہالئہ نورUrdu
- quầng (mặt trăng; mặt trời)Vietnamese
- （环绕日月的）晕轮，光环Chinese (Simp.)
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