Definitions for nimbusˈnɪm bəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nimbus, nimbus cloud, rain cloud(noun)

    a dark grey cloud bearing rain

  2. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole(noun)

    an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

Wiktionary

  1. nimbus(Noun)

    A circle of light; a halo.

  2. nimbus(Noun)

    A gray rain cloud.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nimbus(noun)

    a circle, or disk, or any indication of radiant light around the heads of divinities, saints, and sovereigns, upon medals, pictures, etc.; a halo. See Aureola, and Glory, n., 5

  2. Nimbus(noun)

    a rain cloud; one of the four principal varieties of clouds. See Cloud

  3. Origin: [L., a rain storm, a rain cloud, the cloudshaped which enveloped the gods when they appeared on earth.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric McDavid:

    No, we were not going to blow anything up, the Nimbus Dam stuff, that was her idea. That was Anna's idea.


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