What does halo mean?

Definitions for haloˈheɪ loʊ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word halo.

Princeton's WordNet

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

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

  2. ring, halo, annulus, doughnut, anchor ring(noun)

    a toroidal shape

    "a ring of ships in the harbor"; "a halo of smoke"

  3. halo(noun)

    a circle of light around the sun or moon


  1. halo(Noun)

    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.

  2. halo(Noun)

    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.

  3. halo(Noun)

    Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs.

  4. halo(Noun)

    nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings.

  5. halo(Noun)

    The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity.

  6. halo(Verb)

    To encircle with a halo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Halo(noun)

    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

  2. Halo(noun)

    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

  3. Halo(noun)

    an ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object

  4. Halo(noun)

    a colored circle around a nipple; an areola

  5. Halo

    to form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo

  6. 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

  1. Halo

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of halo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of halo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. H. G. Wells:

    Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.

  2. Dan McKinnon:

    Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.

  3. Mickey Conlon:

    Without question, when you have a pricey sale in the neighborhood, there is a halo effect, that does trickle down.

  4. Christian Horner:

    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.

  5. Helen Rowland:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of halo

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