What does aura mean?

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ˈɔr ə; ˈɔr iau·ra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. auranoun

    a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure

  2. aura, aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriolenoun

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

  3. air, aura, atmospherenoun

    a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

    "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"


  1. auranoun

    Distinctive atmosphere or quality associated with something.

  2. auranoun

    An invisible force surrounding a living creature.

  3. auranoun

    Perceptual disturbance experienced by some migraine sufferers before a migraine headache.

  4. auranoun

    Telltale sensation experienced by some people with epilepsy before a seizure.

  5. Auranoun

    shortened from Aurelia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Auranoun

    any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc

    Etymology: [L. aura air, akin to Gr. .]

  2. Auranoun

    the peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics

    Etymology: [L. aura air, akin to Gr. .]


  1. Aura

    In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object. The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness. Sometimes, however, it is said that all living things and all objects manifest such an aura. Often it is held to be perceptible, whether spontaneously or with practice: such perception is at times linked with the third eye of Indian spirituality. Various writers associate various personality traits with the colors of different layers of the aura. It has also been described as a map of the thoughts and feelings surrounding a person. Skeptics such as Robert Todd Carroll contend that auras may be seen for reasons such as migraines, synesthesia, epilepsy, a disorder within the visual system, a disorder within the brain, or due to the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD. Eye fatigue can also produce an aura, sometimes referred to as eye burn.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aura

    awr′a, n. a supposed subtle emanation proceeding from anything, esp. that essence which is claimed to emanate from all living things and to afford an atmosphere for the operations of animal magnetism and such-like occult phenomena: (fig.) air, distinctive character: (path.) a sensation as of a current of cold air—a premonitory symptom of epilepsy and hysteria.—adj. Aur′al, pertaining to the air, or to a subtle vapour or exhalation arising from a body. [L. aura.]

Editors Contribution

  1. aura

    A visible beam of color and energy seen and known to emit from a person, animal, place, thing or facet of space or the environment.

    Many people can see other people's aura and are happy with this ability and gift.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aura in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aura in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of aura in a Sentence

  1. David Foster:

    His essence and his aura is that of like a 40-year-old, my 30-year-old friends have always wanted to date him. Always !

  2. Otero County:

    AURA, which manages Sacramento Peak Peak with funding from NSF( National Science Foundation), is working with the proper authorities on this issue. We have no further comment at this time. the FBI is refusing to tell us what’s going on.

  3. Lamine Diaby-Fadiga:

    That affected me mentally and my difficult situation contrasted starkly the success and aura of Kasper Dolbergs, my teammate, i took it out on Kasper Dolbergs without having any reason to do so, maybe a bit because of jealousy. Instead of trying to battle on the pitch to provide Kasper Dolbergs with competition for places, I reacted stupidly towards Kasper Dolbergs.

  4. Sajjan Jindal:

    I think it's a 'No' at this point of time, purely based on the whole negative aura that has been generated, we don't want our brand to be associated with a league that is so tainted at the moment.

  5. Owen Gleiberman:

    Like Clark Gable, he (Pitt) has an aura, just an effortless zen, macho thing.

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