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nimbus

Noun

1 a dark gray cloud bearing rain [syn: nimbus cloud, rain cloud]
2 an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint [syn: aura, aureole, halo, glory, gloriole] [also: nimbi (pl)]

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English

Etymology

From lang=la

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A circle of light; a halo.
  2. A gray rain cloud.

Usage notes

  • sense circle of light In heraldry and art, a nimbus may be considered distinct from a halo. The term halo can refer to an open ring of light or of gold behind the head of a saint, while nimbus refers to a solid disk of light or gold.

Synonyms

Translations

circle of light; halo
rain cloud

Related terms

See also

Bosnian

Noun

  1. halo
  2. nimbus

Synonyms

Latin

Pronunciation

  • lang=la|/ˈnɪm.bʊs/

Noun

  1. rainstorm, rain shower
  2. rain cloud, thunder cloud
  3. cloud
  4. halo (visible aura of divine power)
  5. throng
  6. calamity, tempest

Inflection

Related terms

Serbian

Noun

  1. halo
  2. nimbus

Synonyms

Extensive Definition

Nimbus may refer to:

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In fiction

nimbus in Danish: Nimbus
nimbus in German: Nimbus
nimbus in French: Nimbus
nimbus in Italian: Glossario di Harry Potter#Nimbus
nimbus in Dutch: Nimbus
nimbus in Portuguese: Nimbus
nimbus in Swedish: Nimbus

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cloudcuckooland, alto-cumulus, alto-stratus, anthelion, antisun, anvil cloud, aura, aureole, banner cloud, billowy cloud, blaze of glory, brilliance, brilliancy, cap cloud, charisma, circle, cirro-cumulus, cirro-fillum, cirro-nebula, cirro-stratus, cirro-velum, cirrus, cirrus cloud, cirrus haze, cirrus stripe, cloud, cloud band, cloud bank, cloud drift, cloud mass, cloud street, cloudland, cloudling, cloudscape, cocktail, corona, cottony cloud, countersun, cumulo-cirro-stratus, cumulo-cirrus, cumulo-nimbus, cumulo-stratus, cumulus, cumulus cloud, curl cloud, envelope, fleecy cloud, fractocumulus, glamour, glory, halo, high fog, illustriousness, lunar corona, lunar halo, luster, mackerel sky, magic, mammatocumulus, mock moon, mock sun, moon dog, mushroom cloud, mystique, nimbus cloud, numinousness, paraselene, parhelic circle, parhelion, radiance, rain cloud, rainbow, resplendence, resplendency, ring, scud, snail cloud, solar corona, solar halo, splendor, squall cloud, storm cloud, strato-cumulus, stratus, stratus cloud, sun dog, thundercloud, thunderhead, water carrier, woolpack
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