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AURA (aurae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aura mean? 

AURA (noun)
  The noun AURA has 3 senses:

1. 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. an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint
3. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

  Familiarity information: AURA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AURA (noun)


Sense 1aura [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("aura" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)


Sense 2aura [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

halo; gloriole; aureole; aura; nimbus; glory

Hypernyms ("aura" is a kind of...):

light; lightness (the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures)


Sense 3aura [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

aura; air; atmosphere

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("aura" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aura"):

mystique (an aura of heightened value or interest or meaning surrounding a person or thing)

note (a characteristic emotional quality)

vibration (a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively)


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