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Definitions of "halo"

  • A circular band of colored light around a light source, as around the sun or moon, caused by the refraction and reflection of light by ice particles suspended in the intervening atmosphere. noun
  • Something resembling this band. noun
  • A luminous ring or disk of light surrounding the heads or bodies of sacred figures, such as saints, in religious paintings; a nimbus. noun
  • The aura of majesty or glory surrounding a person or thing that is regarded with reverence, awe, or sentiment. noun
  • To encircle with or as if with a halo. verb-transitive
  • 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. 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. noun
  • Anything resembling this band, such as an effect caused by imperfect developing of photographs. noun
  • nimbus, a luminous disc, often of gold, around or over the heads of saints, etc., in religious paintings. noun
  • The metaphorical aura of glory, veneration or sentiment which surrounds an idealized entity. noun
  • To encircle with a halo. verb
  • 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. 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. noun
  • An ideal glory investing, or affecting one's perception of, an object. noun
  • A colored circle around a nipple; an areola. noun
  • To form, or surround with, a halo; to encircle with, or as with, a halo. verb
  • To form a halo.
  • To surround with a halo.
  • A luminous circle, either white or colored, seen round the sun or moon, and commonly of 22° or of 46° radius, the definite radii depending on the definite angles of ice-crystals. noun

The word "halo" in example sentences

One way to remove this halo is to image another bright star in this mode, such as Vega, and subtract that halo from the one around Fomalhaut.. [Archive 2008-12-11]

The word halo most likely evolves from the Greek helias, meaning sun.. [A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art]

But the halo is an uneasy fit, as nearly anyone whose familiarity with college basketball extends beyond a television screen would tell you.. [The Volokh Conspiracy » Duke vs. Butler Post-Game Open Thread]

Psychologists blame what they call the "halo effect.". [Online, Is Dream Date a Scam?]

Halos: Also known as a nimbus, icebow or Gloriole, a halo is an optical phenomenon that appears near or around the Sun or Moon, and sometimes near other strong light sources such as street lights.. [Celestial Phenomena]

Fuel depots, ship outfitting and material processing in halo orbits around Earth-Moon L1 places it at the top of our gravity well with easy access to everywhere.. [NAS Seeks Public Input on Space Goals - NASA Watch]

Look at how the pleating in the Virgin's headdress and halo is matched by the pattern of the rocks behind her head: brilliant artificiality or naive conceit?. [Gopnik's Daily Pic: Bacchiacca in Baltimore]

The sooner the better while his halo is still glowing a tad … … … …. — kaye c.. [Obama Reaches Out to Latino Voters - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com]

Yousef on Aug 14, 2008 if halo is such a shitty game, how come it is one of the few games played for money???. [Early Halo: Fall of Reach Concept Art Revealed?! « FirstShowing.net]

The exhibit, titled "Blessing," shows Democratic White House hopeful Barak Obama cloaked in white and red robes with a neon halo, is on display at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.. [Archive 2007-04-01]

That's what teachers call the halo effect -- you get what you expect.. [Printing: Bush Emergency Patsy Dems on Both Side of the Aisle Sold Out, Even Though Pelosi's Bums' Rush Failed]

The candelabra on the altar are made of "Seventy-five" shells, the Virgin's halo is composed of radiating bayonets, the walls are intricately adorned with German trophies and French relics, and on the ceiling the curé has had painted. [Fighting France]

The pale face was illumined by a high grave light, that looked like a halo from the unseen world; it was nothing less to Eleanor; and the mouth in its general set so sober, broke occasionally into a smile so sweet, that it straitened Eleanor's heart with its unconscious tale-telling.. [The Old Helmet]

Apple can essentially treat the CPU as a commodity this will enable them to continually adjust 'make vs buy' strategies, wield incredible power over suppliers, and build a long-term halo around their platform.. [MyAppleMenu]

"We see continued global brand momentum as international flagships in fashion capitals create near and long-term halo benefits," Standard & Poor's analyst Marie Driscoll said of. [MarketWatch.com - Top Stories]

Still, assume Apple's consumer halo translates into a 25 percent faster adoption rate than the iPod achieved.. [NYT > Home Page]

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