What does Aurora mean?

Definitions for Aurora
əˈrɔr ə, əˈroʊr ə; əˈrɔr i, əˈroʊr iAuro·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dawn, dawning, morning, aurora, first light, daybreak, break of day, break of the day, dayspring, sunrise, sunup, cockcrow(noun)

    the first light of day

    "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"

  2. aurora(noun)

    an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

  3. Aurora(noun)

    (Roman mythology) goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos

Wiktionary

  1. aurora(Noun)

    An atmospheric phenomenon created by charged particles from the sun striking the upper atmosphere, creating coloured lights in the sky. It is usually named australis or borealis based on whether it is in the southern or northern hemispheres respectively.

    Etymology: From aurora "dawn".

  2. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    Roman goddess of the dawn.

    Etymology: From aurora "dawn".

  3. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    Roman goddess of the dawn; equivalent of the Greek Eos. Sister of Luna and Sol.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  4. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from Latin, in regular use since the 19th century.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  5. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    94 Aurora, a main belt asteroid.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  6. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    the Russian cruiser Aurora, a cruiser of Soviet Navy.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  7. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    the dawn

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  8. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A town in Ontario, Canada; named for the goddess.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  9. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A town in Western Cape, South Africa; named for the goddess.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  10. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A town in Suriname.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  11. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A province of the Philippines; named for First Lady Aurora Quezon.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  12. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A suburb of Melbourne, Australia.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  13. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A historical district of Turin, Italy.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  14. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A locale in Brazil. A municipality of Ceará. A municipality of Santa Catarina.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  15. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A locale in the Philippines. A town in Isabela. A town in Zamboanga del Sur; named for Aurora Quezon.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  16. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    A locale in the United States. A city in Colorado; named for the goddess. A city in Illinois, and suburb of Chicago; named for the goddess. A city in Ohio. A town in Erie County, New York. A city in Missouri; named for the goddess. A city, the county seat of Hamilton County, Nebraska; named for the city in Illinois. A city in Indiana; named for the goddess. A city in Minnesota. A city in Texas. A town in Florence County, Wisconsin. A town in Waushara County, Wisconsin. A city in Utah; named for the aurora borealis seen in the area. A city in Oregon; named for the daughter of the founder, Prussian-American mystic William Keil. A village in Cayuga County, New York. A town in South Dakota; named for the city in Illinois. A town in North Carolina. A town in Taylor County, Wisconsin. A census-designated place in West Virginia. A city in Iowa; named for the village of East Aurora, New York. A town in Maine; named for the goddess. A city in Kansas; named for the city in Illinois. A neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. An unincorporated community in Arkansas. An unincorporated community in California. An unincorporated community in Kentucky. A ghost town in Nevada; named for the goddess. A ghost town in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. An unincorporated community in Washington County, Wisconsin.

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  17. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    Maewo

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

  18. Aurora(ProperNoun)

    Makatea

    Etymology: Apollo and Aurora by Gérard de Lairesse

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aurora(noun)

    the rising light of the morning; the dawn of day; the redness of the sky just before the sun rises

    Etymology: [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. , , dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.]

  2. Aurora(noun)

    the rise, dawn, or beginning

    Etymology: [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. , , dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.]

  3. Aurora(noun)

    the Roman personification of the dawn of day; the goddess of the morning. The poets represented her a rising out of the ocean, in a chariot, with rosy fingers dropping gentle dew

    Etymology: [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. , , dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.]

  4. Aurora(noun)

    a species of crowfoot

    Etymology: [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. , , dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.]

  5. Aurora(noun)

    the aurora borealis or aurora australis (northern or southern lights)

    Etymology: [L. aurora, for ausosa, akin to Gr. , , dawn, Skr. ushas, and E. east.]

Freebase

  1. Aurora

    The City of Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 325,078 in the 2010 Census, which makes it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 56th most populous city in the United States. Denver and Aurora are the principal cities of the Denver Metropolitan Area, which in 2007 had an estimated population of 2,464,866. However, Denver and Aurora combined make up less than half of the Metro Denver Area's population and Aurora has approximately half the population of Denver. The estimated population of Metropolitan Denver was 2,998,878 in 2007.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aurora

    aw-rō′ra, n. the dawn: in poetry, the goddess of dawn.—adjs. Aurō′ral, Aurō′rean.—adv. Aurō′rally. [Acc. to Curtius, a reduplicated form for ausosa; from a root seen in Sans. ush, to burn; cog. with Gr. ēōs, dawn, hēlios, the sun; Etruscan, Usil, the god of the sun.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aurora

    a city in Illinois, U.S., 35 m. SW. of Chicago, said to have been the first town to light the streets with electricity.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Aurora

    A luminous display seen in the northern heavens in the northern hemisphere, where it is the Aurora Borealis, and seen in the southern heavens in the southern hemisphere, where it is called Aurora Australis, or indifferently for either, the Aurora Polaris. It takes the form of pale luminous bands, rays and curtains varying in color. Near the poles they are very numerous. A French commission observed 150 auroras in 200 days. Their height is variously estimated at from 90 to 460 miles; they are most frequent at the equinoxes and least so at the solstices. There is a secular variation also, they attain a maximum of occurrence every 11 years together with sun spots, with a minimum 5 or 6 years after the maximum. There is also a period of 60 years, coincident with disturbances in the earth's magnetism. Various attempts have been made to account for them. They have a constant direction of arc with reference to the magnetic meridian (q. v.) and act upon the magnetic needle; in high latitudes they affect telegraph circuits violently. There is a strong probability that they represent electric currents or discharges. De la Rive considers them due to electric discharges between the earth and atmosphere, which electricities are separated by the action of the sun in equatorial regions. According to Balfour Stewart, auroras and earth currents.(q. v.) may be regarded as secondary currents due to small but rapid changes in the earth's magnetism. The subject is very obscure. Stewart treats the earth as representing the magnetic core of an induction coil, the lower air is the dielectric, and the upper rarefied and therefore conducting atmosphere is the secondary coil. This makes the aurora a phenomenon of induced currents. Then the sun may be regarded as the instigator of the primary changes in the earth's lines of force representing the primary of an induction coil. [Transcriber's note: Solar wind, streams of electrons and protons, interacting with the earth's magnetic field causes aurora. Neither electrons (1897) nor protons (1920) were known in 1892. The Soviet satellite Luna first measured the solar wind in 1959. Even today increased understanding of solar and auroral phenomenon continues.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aurora

    The faint light which precedes sunrising. Also the mythological mother of the winds and stars.

Editors Contribution

  1. aurora

    A radiant display of light created and experienced in the night sky in a number of places on planet earth.

    Scientists have yet to discover the accurate cause of the phenomenon that is the aurora which gives so much joy to people across planet earth.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 4, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aurora in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aurora in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Aurora in a Sentence

  1. Fred Espenak:

    I've seen aurora, I've seen some volcano eruptions, but the total eclipse is still the most spectacular thing I've ever seen. And each one is unique.

  2. Yuta Notsu:

    If a superflare occurred 1,000 years ago, it was probably no big problem. People may have seen a large aurora, now, its a much bigger problem because of our electronics.

  3. Warner Bros.:

    Our company has a long history of donating to victims of violence, including Aurora, and in recent weeks, our parent company joined other business leaders to call on policymakers to enact bipartisan legislation to address this epidemic.

  4. Alistair McLean:

    Paatsjoki Bridge provides unparalleled Aurora sightings, the chances of success here are at least 90%.

  5. John Foster:

    For shocks traveling toward our planet, Earth’s magnetic field would take the direct hit such that most of the resulting disturbance would be confined to Earth’s outer magnetic field – our magnetosphere – with the ‘ noticeable ’ effects being those associated with a large geomagnetic storm – bright aurora, communications disturbances, scattered electrical power outages.

Images & Illustrations of Aurora

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