What does nimbus mean?

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


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nimbus

    nim′bus, n. the raincloud: (paint.) the disc or halo, generally circular or semicircular, which encircles the head of the sacred person represented.—adj. Nimbif′erous, bringing clouds. [L.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nimbus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nimbus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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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